I have used snippets of my Messenger conversations with Elizabeth twice now on my blog. I am convinced that we are hilarious, pathetic, and witty, which are three of the things most necessary to creating a blog series. Presented occasionally: “Let’s Talk About…” with Elizabeth!
Elizabeth: A reporter in DC is interviewing Tom Hiddleston on TV right now and it is not me. Life is unfair.
Tricia: Whoa, there’s so much going on here! First, obviously, how dare he dance with and/or touch anyone but you or me!? But also, is he going to be the next James Bond??? I don’t know how I feel about that!
Elizabeth: Yeah, there are rumors, apparently, but I’m not necessarily down with that. Mostly because I want him to do comedy, but also because I’m not a huge James Bond fan.
Tricia: The role just seems like everything he is not. Whether he’s playing villains or heroes, he’s always very emotional, and that’s why I love him. James Bond is always emotionless.
Elizabeth: And a misogynist. You can’t redeem Bond.
Tricia: Unless he REMAKES James Bond.
Elizabeth: Remember all the furor over “blond Bond” Daniel Craig?
I’m so glad we’ve moved into an era of acceptance where Bond can be a blond chiseled and sexy white guy instead of a brunette chiseled and sexy white guy.
Tricia: I see your sarcasm, but I really liked Daniel Craig’s Bond. HOWEVER, I feel it is important to say that although I want Tom Hiddleston to be in everything, I actually think Idris Elba is the best Bond choice. We need some racial diversity while maintaining the Bulky Man Box aesthetic.
Elizabeth: Idris Elba! Continue reading