Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem get a little homoerotic in the new Bond film Skyfall, as we told y’all a while back, and we are now learning that the writer was hoping to show a little bit of Bond gayness. We of course think this is the greatest idea ever.
Skyfall writer, and now national treasure, John Logan, who is himself a man lover, says that the idea of sexual intimidation was one that he wanted to explore in his script.
“Sam [Mendes] and I were discussing, there were so many scenes where Bond goes mano-a-mano with the villain, whether it’s Dr. No or Goldfinger or whatever, and there’s been so many ways to do a cat-and-mouse and intimidate Bond, and we thought, what would truly make the audience uncomfortable is sexual intimidation; playing the sort of homoerotic card that is sort of always there subtextually with characters like Scaramanga in Man With the Golden Gun or Dr. No,” Logan told The Hollywood reporter. “So we just decided that we should play the card and enjoy it.”
The scene in question has Bardem’s villain Silva slowly unbuttoning Craig’s shirt as he is tied to a chair, and Craig giving Bardem a look like he knows what is up. Oscars for everyone!
Skyfall hits theaters tomorrow so you can all go see for yourself. We have obviously already bought our ticket, and think you all should do the same.