Aug 17, 2009
Die Another Day (2002) (part 4 of 7)
Bond enters Graves’ fencing club and addresses a woman named Verity. She turns around and, to my horror, she’s played by Madonna in a completely gratuitous cameo. They do some mediocre fencing moves, after which Bond says, “I’ve been known to keep my tip up.” Previous double entendres in the series actually had some wit to them; the ones in this film sound like they were written by Beavis and Butthead.
Verity asks Bond to tie up her corset as I make a call to my therapist, and she introduces her protégé Miranda Frost to him, much like Kristatos in For Your Eyes Only. Since that film was the only other time the person who sang the theme song appeared on camera, I find it hard to believe it’s a coincidence.