We’re already a sucker for anything involving smoking jackets, petticoats and pewter chalices, but combine it with good ol’ fashioned cross-dressing? You have yourself the holiday hit of the year right there. The Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows trailer promises all the karate chops and dry banter present in the first Sherlock Holmes film staring Robert Down Jr. and Jude Law, but just in case the American public wasn’t sold on the bad-assery inherent in an old-timey British detective series, the upcoming sequel also includes The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo‘s Noomi Rapace, a showdown with Holmes’ archnemisis Dr. Moriarty (we remember our Wishbone episodes), and what appears to be a slow-motion trains-plosion. We also suspect Downey in drag is a sly blue-eye-shadow-encrusted wink the Sherlock Holmes gay rumors swirling around the previous film. Elementary, my dear diva!
Unfortunately, David Craig wearing drag for International Women’s Day isn’t an ad for The Best James Bond Film Ever Made. What would that movie be called anyway? The Lady Spy Who Loved Me? The Living Highlights? Live And Let Diane? In reality it’s a promo for EQUALS, a group of organizations supporting International Women’s Day on March 8. “For someone with such a fondness for women, I wonder if you’ve ever considered what it’s like to be one,” Judi Dench playing M intones, after reciting a devastating list of inequalities between the sexes. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo star proceeds to saunter out in a wrap dress and sensible heels, and let’s be honest. He has an enviable figure.
Wigs off to Craig for being man enough to wear fake bosoms, but we’re not exactly sure where the Bond part comes in. Is it James Bond or Daniel Craig supporting women? What does it mean that he pulls off his hair and becomes a man again at the end? Where did he buy those earrings? “Are we equals?,” Dench asks as Craig walks solemnly away. Whether he’s 007 or just an actor with fantastic calves, we have to say, it’s nice to see that Daniel Craig says yes.