I got it right this week!

hmm… Ok, guys. Last week I didn’t look ahead and wrote about a villain, whom I mistook for a “sidekick.” If you will remember, I was pressed up against a deadline here, which I was already late for, so I picked a winner on the spur of the moment! That’s my story and I’m sticking with it. LOL!
So this week I need to search the Internet (I’ve been doing a lot of that this week!) for a favorite villain and tell you why I chose that one. I’m going to go with a “Flamboyant Bond Baddie” who was set loose to test Bond’s skills and sexuality not quite a year ago in Skyfall!
I chose Javier Bardem as my spur of the moment subject this week because he’s a blond in a trench coat. I’m not too particular as to hair color, but I just love trench coats on a man. IMOHO, trench coats are so sexy on a man! (And I LIKE sexy men!) 😉
I say he tested James’ “sexuality,” because 007 would be subject to Silva’s (as portrayed by Bardem) blatant show of homoerotism, which left Bond and the audience to guess as to Silva’s sexual orientation. Although hints of homoerotism in the bad guys has been much a part of the Bond franchise’s 50 year history, the Internet also told me, “Javier Bardem pushes the gay envelope farther than it’s ever been pushed before.” Which COULD make him the best villain in that category?
What do you think? Is it okay to see a villain as “sexy”?


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Janette is an author of Romantic Paranormal Fantasy. CONNECTIONS, her first series, is Indie published. You can follow her or sign up for her newsletter, and learn more about her new releases as they become available, at http://www.authorjanetteharjo.blogspot.com She lives in the beautiful and prolific Pacific NW of the USA.
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19 Responses to I got it right this week!

  1. Carol Todd says:

    Of course it’s okay to see a villain as “sexy!” It’s my belief that authors and Hollywood intend them to be exactly that. I know that I prefer villains that are sexy, in whatever way works – and I’m not sure if I am required to give a favorite “Bond” villain here or not. If so, it’s Scaramanga, from “The Man With the Golden Gun.” He might just be my favorite sexy villain because of the person playing him on screen, though, because Christopher Lee is also one of my favorite all time bad guys. Beyond, Bond, though, I have to give my ultimate “bad guy” prize to Khan, played in “The Wrath of Khan” by none other than delicious Ricardo Montalban! Now THAT’s sexy!

    Of course, I may not be the best person to comment on this thread, because I usually (not always) root for the “bad guys.”


  2. I don’t usually like the bad boys…looks like Carol would grab them anyway!
    But oh, yes, villains can be attractive and you’ll find out who I consider the sexiest Bond villain on Friday.
    (Gee,I hope you differentiate between a man in a nice trench coat and an old man in a raincoat!Hee hee.)
    And here is Ricardo Montalban again! Boy I guess I will have to tell my story soon!


  3. jeff7salter says:

    Montalban is a favorite of mine. He was in bunches of movies, as far back as the early 50s at least. He was also a great swordsman.


  4. jeff7salter says:

    I thought the villain in Skyfall was very effective, too.


  5. Micki Gibson says:

    Count me in as a fan of Javier Bardem’s evil Silva in “Skyfall”. And our former Tuesday Fox, Jillian Chantal and I have a friend who we swear has a villain fetish. Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Jason Isaacs as Lucius Malfoy, Billy Zane in Titanic, Alan Rickman in just about anything where he’s the bad guy. (Okay, gotta admit, as the Sheriff of Nottingham, he stole “Robin Hood” from Kevin Costner and he’s still the best bad guy of the “Die Hard” movies.) But yes, Javier is definitely the best baddie of the Craig era Bond movies.


    • Oh, yes,I failed to agree about Javier! How can you NOT like Alan Rickman in anything, let alone as a badguy? And Jason Isaacs? I know I am not the only one who calls him “LUSCIOUS Malfoy”!


    • jeff7salter says:

      Definitely agree that Rickman stole Robin Hood from Costner. And he was fantastic in Die Hard.


      • Carol Todd says:

        Obviously we have similar tastes! Alan Rickman makes a great villain, as you say, in just about anything. He doesn’t have to be sexy, because he just reeks badness through and through -and does it so, so well. Loki (Tom HIddleston) was also very, very good (and sexy), And Jason Isaacs was luscious, yummy, and oh, so evil as Lucius Malfoy. Loved them all! (But Ricardo Montalban as Khan still gets my vote as top baddie. Incidentally, though, not to neglect, Benedict Cumberbatch did a dynamite job in the second “new” Star Trek movie as Khan, too, Very evil and yet appealing!


      • jeff7salter says:

        Cumberbatch also plays a good Sherlock Holmes in the updated series


  6. Laurie Ryan says:

    Hmmm. Again, not a Bond watcher, so I’ll have to select a baddie from memory. How about Dr. Evil. Oh, wait a minute. Wrong spy franchise there. LoL. How about Dr. No? Okay, I have to out myself and tell you I asked my husband. 🙂


  7. Iris B says:

    YES !
    I think Javier Bardem is a winner here as bad boy #1


  8. pjharjo says:

    LOL, Laurie! I’ve been needing to “ask” the internet this week on the Bond questions! LOL

    I’m glad I picked a winner this week and inspired all this discussion!


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