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James Bond: Ladies Man or Movie Slut?

Sunday, 25 November 2012 Leave a Comment


James Bond is charming, handsome, good at his job, can kill with his bare hands and has all the latest gadgets, but this character has one consistent weakness. Women.

James Bond is the ultimate ladies man, but if you stripped away the dashing good looks, the suave suit and that smooth charm would he be just another womaniser?

He's the epitome of 'works hard, plays harder' but if he were real, James Bond would either have been assassinated, died of some horrendous sexually transmitted disease or at the very least, be a well-known face at the sexual health clinic. Nice. 

Let's look at the facts. This handy James Bond infographic by The Economist shows each Bond and their movie statistics:

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The numbers show that Pierce Brosnan was by far the most brutal Bond. Our current Mr Bond, Daniel Craig seems far more interested in getting drunk on martinis rather than scoring ladies. Although, he does have plenty of time with a meagre three movies under his belt: Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and the latest Bond movie Skyfall.

Judging by the chart, the lighter drinkers had far more success between the sheets, (there's a good lesson in there somewhere). With George Lazenby being the biggest womaniser of the lot, quite a feat considering he only played the character once.

"Bond. James Bond." 

Those three words might be all he needs to seduce you, but as this infographic shows, Bond doesn't get by on looks and charm alone. It takes some serious capital to keep him in that lifestyle:

The History of James Bond (infographic)

So is James Bond just a classy man whore? Well Rotten Tomatoes seemed to think so when they scored Bond as their number one movie slut:

 

But I can't help thinking there's another reason for James Bonds' promiscuity. In 'On her Majesty's Secret Service', James Bond actually married Contessa Teresa "Tracy" di Vicenzo, but alas, it was never meant to be, as she was later murdered by one of the Bond baddies, leaving Bond alone once more. Could a tragedy like this be the real reason behind Bond's short-lived relationships? It makes sense that being a spy would be incompatible with sustaining a long-term relationship. It's dangerous work and Bond's true love would always be a keen target for enemy spy's and their brutal henchman.

So is James Bond a love rat or does he view lovers as potential victims? Or is he just too busy for love? Perhaps one night stands are more efficient for the busy spy lifestyle. I'm inclined to think it's a bit of both.

If you met James Bond, would you be as quick to jump into bed with him? After all, we all know where he's been!

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