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Moore: No Gay, Female Bond

Stick to the source material, says ex-007

Roger Moore will be both shaken and stirred if the Bond franchise falls prey to our politically correct times.

Moore, now 88, starred in some of the more memorable James Bond adventures – including “For Your Eyes Only” and “The Spy Who Loved Me.”

Now, the veteran actor is weighing in on who might wear Bond’s natty tux next. Current Bond star Daniel Craig, who headlines “Spectre” opening Nov. 6, says he’s done all he can with the character after four outings.

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Moore told The Daily Mail that the film franchise should follow the source material, not become a pawn of 21st century sensibilities. Such comments “court controversy,” according to the British publication.

“I have heard people talk about how there should be a lady Bond or a gay Bond. But they wouldn’t be Bond for the simple reason that wasn’t what Ian Fleming wrote,” Moore told the Daily Mail, referring to the author who originally concocted the superspy in a series of novels. “It is not about being homophobic or, for that matter, racist – it is simply about being true to the character.”

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Other ex-Bond stars have been less “controversial,” per the press’ consideration. Earlier this year, Pierce Brosnan said he wouldn’t mind a gay or black Bond, but he doubted the family who oversees the franchise would permit the former.

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