Licence to Critique

Episode 011 - Interview with Dr. Tyler Johnson - Public Perceptions of Women in James Bond

December 03, 2020 Dr. Lisa Funnell Season 1 Episode 11
Licence to Critique
Episode 011 - Interview with Dr. Tyler Johnson - Public Perceptions of Women in James Bond
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Licence to Critique
Episode 011 - Interview with Dr. Tyler Johnson - Public Perceptions of Women in James Bond
Dec 03, 2020 Season 1 Episode 11
Dr. Lisa Funnell

In this episode, I speak with Dr. Tyler Johnson, about the recent publication of our article “Properties of a Lady: Public Perceptions of Women in the James Bond Franchise.” We discuss the design for the project as well as the importance of doing participant research in order to better understand what people truly want to see in the figure of the Bond Girl. We consider our findings such as the preference for skill-based qualities (such as proficiency as a spy and ability to fight opponents) over traditional gender roles (such as being a damsel in distress and maternity) as well as the relative importance of body/aesthetics for women in the series. We also challenge the stereotypes associated with Bond fandom as our findings contradict some of the assumptions that are frequently made. 

The article can be accessed here: https://www.participations.org/Volume%2017/Issue%202/5.pdf 

Show Notes

In this episode, I speak with Dr. Tyler Johnson, about the recent publication of our article “Properties of a Lady: Public Perceptions of Women in the James Bond Franchise.” We discuss the design for the project as well as the importance of doing participant research in order to better understand what people truly want to see in the figure of the Bond Girl. We consider our findings such as the preference for skill-based qualities (such as proficiency as a spy and ability to fight opponents) over traditional gender roles (such as being a damsel in distress and maternity) as well as the relative importance of body/aesthetics for women in the series. We also challenge the stereotypes associated with Bond fandom as our findings contradict some of the assumptions that are frequently made. 

The article can be accessed here: https://www.participations.org/Volume%2017/Issue%202/5.pdf