Thursday, May 23, 2024

French Movie Ad Was Parody of James Bond (Duh)


Just in case the Hollywood Reporter still doesn’t get it, those French ads for “Les Infideles” were a parody of the ads for “For Your Eyes Only.” The James Bond film of the 1980s featured Roger Moore positioned beneath a female assassin’s legs. Here’s one of the posters that was not very scandalous then and isn’t very scandalous then. By the way, I’m told that “Les Infideles” is a harmless set of short films in which the men who think they’re getting away with cheating, don’t. The women wind up triumphing. It’s hardly misogynistic. It’s considered a date night movie a la “Love American Style.” And Jean DuJardin is said to be quite charming in it. What a surprise. Quel suprise!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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