Daniel for International Women's Day

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Post by Dunda » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:48 pm

This is great, I don't know where to post it in the photo and vid section.

Video made by STW and narrated by Dame Judi Dench.

And the swagger in high heels is just :shock:

Bond in drag!

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http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/entertainm ... womens-day

It's Daniel Craig as you've never seen him before - in drag. The James Bond star and former GQ Man Of The Year cross-dresses for arguably his toughest mission yet - fighting gender inequality in support of International Women's Day. Shot by artist turned director Sam Taylor-Wood, scripted by Kick-Ass scribe Jane Goldman and overseen by 007 producer Barbara Broccoli, the stunning short was commissioned by the Annie Lennox-led charitable coalition Equals and boasts a creative team which frankly wouldn't disgrace the 23rd instalment of the film franchise.
In the clip, the philandering secret agent swaps his suit for tights and stilettos as Dame Judi Dench's M interrogates him at least as hard as Le Chiffre ever did, hitting him where it hurts - his male pride - with some damning statistics about the treatment of the opposite sex in our supposedly progressive society: "For someone with such a fondness for women, I wonder if you've ever considered what it means to be one?" Clearly the campaigning Bond has come a long way since M memorably labelled him "a sexist, misogynist dinosaur" in GoldenEye - but then that was Pierce Brosnan...
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Post by bumblebee » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:52 pm

What a great find, this is wonderful. He turns on Bond mode so effortlessly it seems and looks so good, even with the make-up. Wonder when it was shot!

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Post by Dunda » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:03 pm

bumblebee wrote:What a great find, this is wonderful. He turns on Bond mode so effortlessly it seems and looks so good, even with the make-up. Wonder when it was shot!
I think it's shot recently.

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Post by bubita » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:35 pm

Daniel, you´re amazing :adore:

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Post by josie » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:36 pm

I think it's just terrific. I think it's great that he is not too good for it and be committed to. This man must love just.
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Post by Dunda » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:02 pm

The two-minute short, specially commissioned for International Women’s Day, sees 007 star Daniel Craig undergo a dramatic makeover as he puts himself, quite literally, in a woman’s shoes.

Directed by acclaimed ‘Nowhere Boy’ director/conceptual artist Sam Taylor-Wood, scripted by Jane Goldman (‘Kick Ass’) and featuring the voice of Dame Judi Dench reprising her role as ‘M’, the film will be screened in cinemas and streamed online in a bid to highlight the levels of inequality that persist between men and women in the UK and worldwide. It is the first film featuring Bond to be directed by a woman.

In the film ‘M’ interrogates Bond with a series of searching questions on gender issues, from pay inequality to domestic violence. ‘M’ asks: “For someone with such a fondness for women, I wonder if you’ve ever considered what it means to be one?” Bond then appears in a blonde wig, a dress and women’s shoes, in a sequence that is both highly emotional and deeply disturbing. As he/she stands silent, Dench continues to read a list of brutal statistics relating to the role of women and their treatment in our society.

Sam Taylor-Wood said: “Bond is challenged by ‘M’ to think about gender inequality, and I hope that the film encourages viewers to do the same. Despite great advances in women’s rights, statistics show that when it comes to the balance of power between the sexes, equality is far from being a global reality. As ‘M’ reminds Bond, facing up to gender issues and the sometimes covert nature of sexism in the 21st century is something that we all have to recognise, confront and challenge.”

The film was commissioned by EQUALS, a coalition of charities and organisations brought together by Annie Lennox to step up the call for equality between men and women. Produced by Barbara Broccoli, the woman behind box-office hits ‘Casino Royale’, ‘Quantum of Solace’ and the forthcoming ‘Bond 23’, and shot by Oscar-nominated cinematographer Seamus McGarvey, the film will be released at midday on Monday 7 March to mark the centenary of International Women’s Day the following day.

EQUALS spokeswoman Esme Peach said: “We are thrilled that Sam Taylor-Wood, Daniel Craig, Dame Judi Dench and such a prestigious production team agreed to create this powerful short film for EQUALS. We feel it is crucial to involve men in the movement for women’s rights and EQUALS is about men and women working together for positive change. So who better to convey that message than the partnership of Bond and ‘M’, two iconic British characters with global appeal and influence – and who better to conceive and direct the film than Sam Taylor-Wood, an artist and film-maker whose work is questioning, often provocative and deeply moving?”

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Post by sf2la » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:21 pm

I feel unqualified to use the term because I am not British, but this is brilliant. Pretty stunning statistics when said like that. His family is undoubtedly proud of him for doing this.

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Post by Dunda » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:26 pm

sf2la wrote:I feel unqualified to use the term because I am not British,
:?:

WHat do you mean?
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Post by tbossmc2000 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:35 pm

Fantastic, what a great find, I appreciate that Daniel reconizes womens rights and equality. He always sssurprises us.
Thanks for posting this dunda.

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Post by sf2la » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:38 pm

Dunda wrote:
sf2la wrote:I feel unqualified to use the term because I am not British,
:?:

WHat do you mean?
I guess I just feel sort of stupid saying that word about something he does. It makes me feel as though I'm trying to speak British English if I use that term with him. :roll:

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Post by Dunda » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:38 pm

tbossmc2000 wrote:Thanks for posting this dunda.
You're welcome :wink:

But in the meantime it's all over the web. :lol:
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Post by Dunda » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:42 pm

sf2la wrote:
Dunda wrote:
sf2la wrote:I feel unqualified to use the term because I am not British,
:?:

WHat do you mean?
I guess I just feel sort of stupid saying that word about something he does. It makes me feel as though I'm trying to speak British English if I use that term with him. :roll:
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Maybe we can use the term "Daniel-ish" instead of "brilliant"...

It's a synonym :lol:
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Post by chippi » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:44 pm

Thanks for posting! I love it!! :D For SO many reasons!

And you know, he actually doesn't make a bad looking woman...Remake of Tootsie, anyone?
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Post by sf2la » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:58 pm

Dunda wrote:
Maybe we can use the term "Daniel-ish" instead of "brilliant"...

It's a synonym :lol:
Yes, it is!! :lol:

Those are some high heels he's wearing, too. Ouch. With his big feet, I suppose they had to get them from some transexual shop.

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Post by tbossmc2000 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:05 pm

sf2la wrote:
Dunda wrote:
Maybe we can use the term "Daniel-ish" instead of "brilliant"...

It's a synonym :lol:
Yes, it is!! :lol:

Those are some high heels he's wearing, too. Ouch. With his big feet, I suppose they had to get them from some transexual shop.
Big feet. what about the big boobies? geezz,

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