Licence to Critique

Episode 005 - Villainous Women in the 1960s

October 22, 2020 Dr. Lisa Funnell Season 1 Episode 5
Licence to Critique
Episode 005 - Villainous Women in the 1960s
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Licence to Critique
Episode 005 - Villainous Women in the 1960s
Oct 22, 2020 Season 1 Episode 5
Dr. Lisa Funnell

In this episode, I discuss the depiction of villainous women in the 1960s Bond films. I examine how these films register the political impact of second wave feminism through the contrasting of "good" (i.e. the Bond Girl) and "bad" (i.e. villainous women) figures. I also explore the influence of stereotypes associated with red-haired women on the design of antagonists like Rosa Klebb (1963), Fiona Volpe (1965), Helga Brandt (1967) and Irma Bunt (1969). 

Show Notes

In this episode, I discuss the depiction of villainous women in the 1960s Bond films. I examine how these films register the political impact of second wave feminism through the contrasting of "good" (i.e. the Bond Girl) and "bad" (i.e. villainous women) figures. I also explore the influence of stereotypes associated with red-haired women on the design of antagonists like Rosa Klebb (1963), Fiona Volpe (1965), Helga Brandt (1967) and Irma Bunt (1969).