man I remember being like 12 watching Conan interview a Bond girl (actress from any james bond movie) And they were talking about a scene where she's dipped in oil by the villain essentially as a method of torture and yet they kept talking about how it was 'sexy' and looked like she wore a painted on catsuit. Man i was so disgusted like stop sexualizing women suffering?
goddddddddd the bond films are so fucking bad for it, they pretty much invented the damn trope. they did a similar thing in goldfinger, the villain killed a girl by covering her in gold paint and the image of her lying there naked, glittering, was supposed to be striking and was used on the cover and urgh urgh urgh even if their death isn’t particularly ‘sexy’ it’s always very much juxtaposed against their sexual beauty and how hot they were and how close they were to bond, like that’s really the only thing we’re supposed to miss and mourn
It was a student who gave me Francis. One Spring afternoon I discovered a bowl on my desk, just a few inches of clear water in it. Floating on the surface was a flower petal. As I washed, it sank. Just when it reached the bottom, it transformed into a wee fish. It was beautiful magic, wondrous to the behold.