S. Nicole Lane
April 30, 2017 12:15 pm
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Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron has spilled some awesome news about her latest ’80s punk inspired thriller, Atomic Blonde. In addition to all the serious ass-kicking and amazing ’80s style featured in the trailer, there’s also romance. And bucking the classic hetero tradition of action movies, Atomic Blonde features an affair between British spy, Lorraine Broughton (Theron,) and French agent, Sandrine, played by Sofia Boutella.

We are so ready to watch this movie now.

The hyper-stylized film depicts a story centered around the fall of the wall in Berlin. Originally based on Antony Johnston’s graphic novel, The Coldest City, the looks cinematically gorgeous.

But Theron and screenwriter Kurt Johnstad wanted to help differentiate the film from a regular old action thriller, and it turns out a little romantic diversity did the trick.

But director David Leitch wants to make sure viewers are aware that the sex scene isn’t just for shock value.  He goes on to explain that it’s about the sacrifices made by a spy in order to finish the mission and survive:

Moreover, Theron doesn’t want viewers to look at the affair as something superficial. She also wants people to appreciate the fact that yes, women can have one-night stands. It isn’t limited to male spies — we get our kicks in too.

The Oscar winner didn’t want to play a boring agent. She didn’t want to fit the mold of all of the other spy films. So she did what she does best: breaking the mold, and taking on a new rock-n-roll lifestyle.

Darn right, Charlize. It’s time for film to fully embrace the full spectrum of adult sexual behavior out there, and not just as tokenism. Check out the amazing trailer for the movie here:

Atomic Blonde hits theaters July 28th.

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