Over at Nerd World, great blog by the way, Matt Selman has a disturbing write up about Ian Fleming‘s Gold Finger book. I’m a fan of the James Bond movies but I’ve never read any of the books and its a good thing I didn’t as they (maybe just this one?) are full of some of the most vile stereo types.
It’s common knowledge that Ian Fleming’s James Bond spy thrillers were hardly politically correct. They were packed with outdated, but probably deeply-felt, sexism, racism, and, yes, even homophobia. (Not to mention the relentlessly kick-ass sadism.) Those who haven’t opened the books in a while may assume that Fleming’s old-timey notions lurked in the subtext of the novels. But a recent re-read of Goldfinger revealed the hate-speech was hilariously explicit.
Check out the original post for the specifics. The Quantum of Racist