Diana Rigg "Emma Peel-ed" her way into permanent pop-cultural infamy,
The Avengers starred Patrick MacNee and Honor Blackman (who
later would best be known as Pussy Galore in GOLDFINGER). The chemistry
between the two was incredibly dynamic, ad realising that Honor was about
to leave television and follow up on the the piles of movie offers coming
in, their producer decided to milk that team's success to its final dregs,
and release a 45 RPM single.
|Honor Blackman was greatly
amused at the time the show was being produced that her idea of dressing
her character in blatently BDSM-styled black leather to prevent her pants
from splitting every time she did a karate throw was being mirrored on
Carnaby Street in less than a year, even tho there was some tut-tutting
from the studio at the time. She saw them as efficient and sexy working
clothes for a woman who regularly was forced to resort to some ass-kicking
to get things done, and this is noticibly one of the few things that the
series introduced to western culture that has had any lasting effect. I'm
sure that every time she sees something like The Matrix or any one of the
dozens of TV ads that seem to be aping its style, she wishes she could
get a piece of that action.
Here's an ode to the 60's fashion trend that Honor
was singlehandedly responsible for and the unofficial theme to The Tea
And Sea Zone on the original Luxuriamusic.com
Kinky Boots! -Honor Blackman &
|Steed and Gale were notoriously
hands-off in their business, but the sexual tension was so thick you could
cut it with a knife. The flip-side of Kinky Boots played
up the maddening ambiguity to the pair's working relationship. MEOW!!
Let's Keep It Friendly -Honor
Blackman & Patrick MacNee
Picks will go into both of these in greater depth soon.