The new James Bond flick "Skyfall" doesn't come out until Friday . . . but there's already been so much discussion of the so-called "homoerotic interrogation scene" between DANIEL CRAIG'S Bond and the villain, Silva, played by JAVIER BARDEM.
--In the scene, Silva is holding Bond captive, and he starts FLIRTING with him. And Bond says, quote, "What makes you think this is my first time?"
--Screenwriter John Logan . . . who's gay, by the way . . . says Bond is NOT bisexual. So what's the deal with this scene? Here's how he explains it . . .
--"[Director Sam Mendes] and I were discussing, there were so many scenes where Bond goes mano-a-mano with the villain, whether it's Dr. No or Goldfinger or whatever, and there’s been so many ways to do a cat-and-mouse and intimidate Bond.
--"And we thought, what would truly make the audience uncomfortable is sexual intimidation; playing the sort of homoerotic card that is sort of always there subtextually with characters like Scaramanga in 'Man With the Golden Gun' or 'Dr. No'.
--"So we just decided that we should play the card and enjoy it."
--Meanwhile, Bardem says it's not clear if Silva is gay . . . quote, "You could read it that way. That option was there in the script. The word that [Mendes] kept using was 'uncomfortableness'.
--"Beyond the sexuality, he wanted it to feel like you don't know if Silva's joking or not."