Oh, please! For Richard Cohen to whine about the objectification of male bodies in movies is silly [“When muscle mattered less,” op-ed, Nov. 27]. Why shouldn’t James Bond be as visually pleasing to women as his “girls” are to men. Why wasn’t Grace Kelly’s role in “High Noon” given to a realistic woman in her 40’s? There were plenty of fabulous character actresses of the time who would have been great in the role. The romance would have been plausible.

Cary Grant was gorgeous and very fit in relation to the era in which he lived. Had Grant lived in the age of gyms, Pilates, and yoga, he certainly would have out-rippled Daniel Craig.

Erika Braddock, Arlington