Die Another Day’s Verity
Author Raymond Benson, who also has the job of adapting James Bond movies into novels ( the “novelizations”), in an interview to Commanderbond.net gives some detatils about novelizing Die Another Day. Here’s what he has to say about Madonna’s character Verity.
Q: In your novelization, Verity is clearly a lesbian and clearly not Madonna. Why is this?
A: That scene went through many versions, probably more than any other scene. In the original script she was clearly a lesbian but all that was cut when Madonna took the role. I thought all the references in the book were cut too but maybe some remained, or perhaps those changes came after the book was already at the publishers. I can’t remember.
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