The Connery Years: Three Sleazy Low Points
by HELEN GEIB
From Russia with Love (1963)
I can spot the guys the belly dancer. After all, we get nearly two hours of Sean Connery while they get a few minutes here and there with one of the least consequential Bond girls. However, the gypsy catfight is just too much sleaze to stomach. Note the male gaze. At least there’s no pretense.
She says no. He forces a kiss on her. She says no again (pictured). He threatens her with the loss of her job. She says yes and… likes it?! The takeaway: in the Bond universe, force + blackmail = the ultimate aphrodisiac.
You Only Live Twice (1967)
007 in “Oriental face” applied by four underwear-clad sex workers. Need I say more?