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The Tales We Tell

Welcome to The Tales We Tell, a monthly podcast hosted by Clara Cook. Join us in exploring the role of women and gender in film, television and fiction. We are looking at the tales we tell and why we tell them.

Nov 11, 2021

In this episode of The Tales We Tell, Clara Cook is joined by podcaster and author AJ Black, to discuss the character of M and the women of the James Bond franchise. We examine Judi Dench's portrayal of Bond's steely female boss, the real-life inspiration behind the character and how the idea of the 'Bond Girl' has changed over the years. We look into the idea of gender-flipping and ask if there should ever be a female James Bond.