V-Log: The Influence Of James Bond On The #Thriller I’m Developing & Raising The Stakes

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Some thoughts on the thriller I’m developing after watching a bit of SPECTRE.

V-Log: Weighing Ilana Glazer & Phoebe Waller-Bridge As The Next Bond Girl

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Just some idle rambling.

Ilana Glazer Or Phoebe Waller-Bridge Should Be The Next Bond Girl

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I’m a big fan of the James Bond franchise. I always liked the opening scene of Moonraker when the space shuttle is stolen. I really like what they’ve done with Daniel Craig. He’s very modern, very of the moment, and has brought a new level of creative seriousness to what had been a rather campy series.

I’ve written some before about how I think Ilana Glazer would be a perfect Bond girl. She’s funny, smart and audiences would laugh and laugh as a strong, independent woman such as she inevitably fell for James Bond. I saw Solo today and it occurred to me that someone who might fit the part a little bit better is Phoebe Waller-Bridge. She has the same spunk as Glazer, but she’s British and the interplay between she and Craig would be sexy and funny. Both women are hot in an unconventional way that would bring a little bit of spark to the movie.

Shrug. No one listens to me anyway. But when they do, cool stuff happens.

Talk To Me Internet: Some Musing About Writing A Novel Versus A Screenplay

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

The interesting thing about writing a novel as opposed to a screenplay is how much more of a community there is with a screenplay. I have tried — and failed — to write a screenplay in the past and people got really excited. Writing a novel, meanwhile, is a much more solitary venture. You have to think deeply and reflect on the universe you’ve created because you can’t just rely upon your director to show it for you.

Meanwhile, I still think Ilana Glazer would be a great Bond Girl. She’s perfect for such a role. It would put a modern twist on a pretty traditional role. Additionally, I think Twitter should do away with Periscope altogether and put all its features in the main Twitter app.

Why Ilana Glazer Is Perfect For The Bond Franchise

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I only keep mentioning this because I’m a big fan of both Ilana Glazer and James Bond and it’s fun to daydream about it. I just like the idea of Bond falling for a woman like Ilana Glazer. It would, in my opinion be a real crowd pleaser of a pair up.

One reason I suggestion this is while I really love the James Bond franchise, it’s become so serious, self-important and overwrought of late that it would be fun to stick someone as funny as Ms. Glazer in it and let her run loose within it.

Bond Girls tend to be ethereal and aspirational for the typical male audience member. It would be fun to have Ms. Glazer — who is not a traditional Hollywood beauty — beguile Bond through sheer force of personality. A lot of people would think it was a hoot that Bond fell for someone who looked and acted like Ms. Glazer.

I am well aware that this isn’t going to happen, but it’s just something fun-interesting to daydream about.

Ilana Glazer As A Potential Bond Girl & Her Inspiring A Character In My Novel

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I have a huge celebrity crush on Ilana Glazer of Broad City and I think she has the makings of a A1 Hollywood superstar because of her personality, if nothing else. But, to date, she’s not really been in anything of note outside of Broad City.

As a big fan of the James Bond franchise, I think it would be amusing, interesting and intriguing if she were cast as a Bond Girl. She’s not your typical Bond Girl by any stretch of the imagination, but given her broad appeal, I think a lot of people would enjoy seeing her matching wits with Bond. The Bond serious has become so epic and serious minded that Glazer would be perfect as comic relief. She would put her own unique spin on it all and I think it would be a real crow pleaser to cast her in such a role.

Meanwhile, I’m working on a novel and the female lead is — in part — based on Glazer. Glazer reminds me a great deal of someone in my own life and I am drawing upon Glazer’s public persona to build out the character. The character is a little bit younger than Glazer, so I couldn’t see her playing the character in any daydream possible movie adaptation, but still.

I am currently working on the outline of the novel and it’s a lot of fun. I don’t know if my writing is good enough to make the actual end product something anyone will want to read, but I enjoy the process of doing it, regardless.

Talk To Me Internet: Ilana Glazer As A Bond Girl

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

In this meandering video, I talk about a lot of things. But one of the more interesting one is the idea of Broad City’s Ilana Glazer playing a Bond Girl. That would rock.