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Is Aaron Taylor Johnson the New James Bond?

Aaron Taylor Johnson appears to be a frontrunner for the next 007

Aaron Taylor-Johnson at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Bullet Train' held at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, USA on August 1, 2022

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For the past few years, there have been whispers about who will be the next actor to take on the coveted role of James Bond. That icon-making moniker, 007, cannot be passed down casually. The stakes are high. The wait has been long. But could we finally have our next Bond in 32-year-old Aaron Taylor Johnson?

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8 of the Most Overrated Instagram Destinations (And Where to Go Instead)

If you don't want the unfiltered reality to leave you disappointed, you might want to skip some of these spots.

You've probably been told at some point in your life that things are not always as they appear.

And it's generally a good idea to keep in mind how easily we can be fooled by appearances. But that lesson is never more needed than when we're scrolling through instagram.

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James Bond Actors - Madame Tussaud’s Waxwork Museum, London

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When I decided to re-watch all of the James Bond movies in chronological order, I wasn't exactly expecting a politically correct, feminist franchise that would pass the Bechdel test with flying colors.

My memory of the early movies consisted of a lot of smarmy one-liners, plenty of women in that kind of pointy bikini tops, bad guys with Russian or German accents, and loads of shots of Sean Connery's legs. As far as Bond's relationship with women, I remembered that he was unquestionably a womanizer, and women often just melted into his arms, apparently seduced by the mere sight of him. I was prepared to laugh at these outdated tropes and accept the movies' questionable gender dynamics as a product of a different time. I wasn't expecting to see point-blank sexual assault.

WARNING: Discussion of rape and sexual assault.

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