John Watkin, who directed this 47-minute documentary for the American Movie Channel, offers a predictably shallow treatment of a rich topic: the role of women in the 007 films. Maryam d’Abo (from 1987’s The Living Daylights), modeling the latest winter fashions, interviews a dozen actresses who’ve appeared in the series since it debuted in 1962, and they make a game effort to prove they’ve empowered women by playing characters called Dr. Goodhead and Pussy Galore. Yet Luciana Paluzzi claims that after she made Thunderball (1965) serious directors like Fellini and Antonioni wanted nothing to do with her, and Carey Lowell recalls that the producers of License to Kill (1989) said she’d be playing a tough, capable CIA agent but weren’t happy with her until she showed up in a pink lamé halter top. Being a Bond girl was a huge career break for all of them, so one can understand their reluctance to knock the franchise, but at the end, when Lowell lets slip that all her Bond fan mail comes from young boys, one realizes that Watkin has evaded the real subject with the finesse of a superspy. With Ursula Andress, Honor Blackman, Jane Seymour, Michelle Yeoh, Halle Berry, and Judi Dench.