James Bond is taking a stance on gender equality: Actor Daniel Craig has dressed in drag for a short film about sexual equality in support of International Women’s Day tomorrow.
The two-minute long clip is directed by Nowhere Boy film maker and artist Sam Taylor-Wood and narrated by Dame Judi Dench as the voice of “M,” her spymaster character to Daniel’s “Bond” in the movie franchise.
“M” asks Daniel a series of hard-hitting questions about the issues women are facing today, ranging from equality in the workplace to domestic violence.
Daniel remains silent throughout the video and halfway through he reappears in a long blonde wig, knee-length dress and women’s shoes as “M” reads a list of statistics highlighting the difficult obstacles facing women in today’s society.
“Bond is challenged by ‘M’ to think about gender inequality, and I hope that the film encourages viewers to do the same,” director Taylor-Wood said, via Reuters. “Despite great advances in women’s rights, statistics show that when it comes to the balance of power between the sexes, equality is far from being a global reality.”
Catch the moving clip below.