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James Bond Bisexual: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem On Alleged Homoerotic 'Skyfall' Scene

Is Javier Bardem the first "Bond boy"?

Speculation over what has been described as an "erotically-charged scene" in which Bardem's character Silva apparently caresses the torso of James Bond (Daniel Craig) in the latest installment of the 007 franchise, "Skyfall," has been rampant in the weeks leading up the movie's Nov. 9 release.

Now Craig is setting the record straight, albeit somewhat coyly, in a new Movieline interview. Describing the scene as "a great flirt" and "a game of cards," the actor says, "Someone suggested that Silva may be gay. And I'm like, I think he'll f*** anything."

Craig, who said that he "loves the scene," also noted, " I don't see the world in sexual divisions."

As for Bardem, the Spanish actor noted that while Silva's sexuality was "part of the game," his goal as the character was simply to create "uncomfortable situations" for the other players. "Within that, you can read anything that you want or wish," he said. "But it was more about putting the other person in a very uncomfortable situation where even James Bond doesn't know how to get out of it."

You can read the full Movieline interview here.

It should be noted that the torture scene in 2007's "Casino Royale" -- in which a naked Bond is strapped to a bottomless chair while being whipped in the genitals by the villainous Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen) -- was also noted for its "homoerotic" subtext.

In other Bond news, the blue swimsuit that Craig donned in the now-iconic "Casino Royale" beach scene reportedly sold for a whopping $72,000 at a charity auction in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the popular action franchise.

by Anonymousreply 2611/07/2012

Why couldn't it be someone like Matt Damon or Michael Fassbender?

by Anonymousreply 110/16/2012

Yeah, a hot dude would have been better.

by Anonymousreply 210/16/2012

Craig, who said that he "loves the scene," also noted, " I don't see the world in sexual divisions."

The "no sexual division" is how the younger generations are beginning to perceive sexuality. We're entering the post-gay world and things like this will further cement it. Mass media is going to continue to devalue homosexuals and our sexuality until we're just playthings for bored straight men. Farewell, our culture. It was good while it lasted.

by Anonymousreply 310/16/2012

Momma's mussy is sputtering like a Walther PPK

by Anonymousreply 410/16/2012

Nobody cares about James Bond or Daniel Craig. Nobody.

by Anonymousreply 510/16/2012

James bond actors are straight, only straight actors are cast as Bond.

by Anonymousreply 610/16/2012

This is clearly some sort of smoke and mirrors campaign. We all know bisexuality doesn't exist.

by Anonymousreply 710/16/2012

[quote]Nobody cares about James Bond or Daniel Craig. Nobody.

Box office does.

by Anonymousreply 810/16/2012

Sounds hot to me.

R1, if you think Matt Damon (dough boy) is hotter than Craig you are nuts, or a chubby chaser (which is fine.)

Anyone who does not think these two guys are hot, well post your pic. Daniel Craig oozes sex, and so does Bardem, even if he is not Mr Hard Body like Craig.

I also love what Craig had to say. Perhaps that means he has it in him.

And yes, there are bisexuals in the world, lots of them. They are not closeted homosexuals, they are bisexual. Being in the closet and being bisexual or homosexual are separate issues.

by Anonymousreply 910/16/2012

Javier Bardem is hot? In what universe?

by Anonymousreply 1010/16/2012

IIRC from the trailer, Bardem doesn't look so hot in this movie.

by Anonymousreply 1110/16/2012

[quote]if you think Matt Damon (dough boy) is hotter than Craig you are nuts, or a chubby chaser (which is fine.)

No, hotter than Javier Bardem. That was the point.

by Anonymousreply 1210/16/2012

Daniel Craig has a nice bod but I don't find his face attractive at all. I will be nice and say nothing more.

by Anonymousreply 1310/16/2012

This would be to good to be true.

by Anonymousreply 1510/16/2012

Daniel Craig will come out as "bi" after he's done with the James Bond series.

by Anonymousreply 1610/19/2012

He was pretty gay-sexy in that artist movie.

by Anonymousreply 1710/19/2012

Great, another gay/crypto gay villain.

by Anonymousreply 1810/19/2012

Over my dead body, R16.

by Anonymousreply 1910/20/2012

Javier Bardem is hot but looks terrible in this role. That hair!

by Anonymousreply 2010/20/2012

Firstly, there is going to be no "death" of gay culture where straight men use gay men as playthings (WTF?!), because acceptance of sexual fluidity means the "death" of heterosexuality as well.

Secondly, Daniel Craig is no stranger to either the homosex *or* the heterosex.

Thirdly, I rather doubt that Rachel Weisz, rumoured to have had same-sex assignations for quite some time, will have a theoretical problem with Craig's bisexuality.

I believe they are a real couple. They may even be a monogamous real couple. But they are without doubt a couple consisting of two bisexuals, or possibly even a gay man and a lesbian, though this seems less likely.

by Anonymousreply 2110/20/2012

Not for nothing, I remember reading some blind items from about 5-7 years ago that suggested Bardem was gay/bi. He was always the main guess at least.

by Anonymousreply 2210/20/2012

Just saw Skyfall at the 10:30 showing in Leicester Square. Superb (and I hate James Bonds) - biggest laugh is when Bardem is trying to seduce Craig and tells him "the first time is always the hardest.." and Craig replies "what leads you to believe it's my first time?"

Tremendous fun, didn't know Sam Mendes had it in him.

by Anonymousreply 2310/26/2012

Bathtub, Love is the Devil

by Anonymousreply 2410/26/2012

James Bond replies "what leads you to believe it's my first time?"

by Anonymousreply 2510/26/2012

Skyfall screenwriter, John Logan, addresses James Bond’s ‘gay past’

The screenwriter of the latest James Bond film, Skyfall, has addressed the suggested homoerotic subtext of certain scenes in the blockbuster.

Speculation over what has been described as an “erotically charged scene” in which actor Javier Bardem’s character Silva apparently caresses the torso of James Bond has sparked heavy excitement among some.

John Logan, who has been tipped as the writer of the next two Bond films, discussed the scene, saying that he talked to director Sam Mendes, who agreed that they should include it:

“Some people claim it’s because I’m, in fact, gay but it’s not true at all,” he said. “Sam [Mendes] and I were discussing, there were so many scenes where Bond goes mano-a-mano with the villain, whether it’s Dr No or Goldfinger or whatever.

“There’s been so many ways to do a cat-and-mouse and intimidate Bond, and we thought, what would truly make the audience uncomfortable is sexual intimidation; playing the sort of homoerotic card that is sort of always there subtextually with characters like Scaramanga in Man with the Golden Gun or Dr No.

“So we just decided that we should play the card and enjoy it.”

James Bond actor Daniel Craig, also addressed the scene between Bond and agent-turned-villain Raoul Silva, played by Javier Bardem, in which the villain unbuttons Bond’s shirt, and makes a sexually-suggestive comment, to which Bond replies: “What makes you think this is my first time?”

In an interview with Movieline, Daniel Craig, 44, who has resumed the role of the world’s most famous spy for the third time, said: “Someone suggested that Silva may be gay. And I’m like, I think he’ll fuck anything.”

Craig, who said that he “loves the scene,” added “I don’t see the world in sexual divisions.”

by Anonymousreply 2611/07/2012
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