The best reverse spy flick you'll ever read.The Bourne series, Spy Game, Munich, Syriana, Ronin, Enemy of the State, Argo, the 007 series, the Mission Impossible series. All AMAZING spy movies in my opinion, but all lacking in one aspect - the lead spies are never women! Given the misogyny of Hollywood, this isn't actually surprising, but that doesn't make it right. That doesn't mean Hollywood isn't "trying"...kinda sorta. The most recent movie with a woman Hollywood has produced is with Melissa McCarthy in Spy. Hilarious movie, but I'm not sure this can go down as one of the greats. It is a comedy after all. For the moment, if there's going to be a spy movie with a woman lead, it better be funny because how is an undercover woman not funny?! *eye roll*
If you missed Spy, try thinking back to what spy movie you can name with a woman lead? I mean there was Kill Bill, but not really the genre, and then there are the Lara Croft series, but we can do better. Catwoman? Meh. Does Dora the Explorer count? Ha! So far, I only have this one.
Truly a Nickelodeon work of art, but maybe not exactly anything worthy of an Academy Award. This gets me thinking. What would this movie with a female lead look like? What would it be like to see women taking down villains on exotic islands to save the world from nuclear annihilation? Fortunately for us, the internet has been contemplating this question, and it produced an amazing outline for this hypothetical movie! It's not a big budget script or film, but someone better get this... production up on a big screen STAT! You can read the genius below.