Thursday, July 15, 2010

Gender Fuck Thursday: Special Agents

She runs. She jumps. She shoots. She looks damn good in a suit. Oh, secret agent lady. Come question me, I have information of national interest – in my pant. (Yes, yes – groan.) Piper Perabo made her debut this week into this most elite of groups. Ladies who speak softly and carry confidential credential – and a big gun, of course. In “Covert Affairs” Piper plays a young CIA trainee who gets upgraded to the big show a month early. Why? She speaks six languages. Why, really? She speaks six languages and can pass for a hooker. Why, really really? She speaks six languages and can pass for a hooker and while traveling in Sri Lanka had a brief but passionate affair with a man who said he was an English teacher but turns out to be wanted by the CIA for some reason. The show isn’t perfect, but it is plucky. And Piper, well, I’ve mentioned she looks great in a suit, right?

So in honor of Piper joining the sisterhood, how about a very special Gender Fuck Thursday welcome featuring the ladies in suits who put the “special” in “agent.”

CIA Agent Annie Walker (Piper Perabo), “Covert Affairs”If past is precedent, in one of her assignments she’ll play a lesbian.

FBI Agent Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster),
“Silence of the Lambs”
Jodie was kind of born to wear a suit and a scowl, no?

FBI Special Agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson),
“The X-Files”
Speaking of scowl, no one shoots a better skeptical one than Scully.

CIA Agent Sarah Walker (Yvonne Strahovski), “Chuck”Bonus points for the suit and glasses.

FBI Special Agent Renee Walker (Annie Wersching), “24”
If you play an agent odds are you’ll either be named Walker or have red hair, or both.

FBI Agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv), “Fringe”Someone tell me that the truth is there is Agent Dunham and Agent Scully fanfic out there.

CIA Field Agent Sydney Bristow (Jennifer Garner), “Alias”I wonder if she kept the red wig.

FBI Special Agent Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster), “Criminal Minds”Good they’re bringing her back, even if not for every episode.

NCIS Field Agent Ziva David (Cote de Pablo), “NCIS”Leather jackets totally count.

Spanish Police Agent Pepa Miranda (Laura Sánchez),
“Los Hombre de Paco”
Granted, this is really a vest, but I choose not to quibble with people who have guns.

EDIT: Heavens, I did forget FBI Special Agent Janis Hawk (FlashForward) and Secret Service Agent Myka Bering (Warehouse 13). I must clearly be punished. Any takers?


;) babs said...

I want a covert affairs/fringe crossover!

ps. why are they all called walker?

Lindsay said...

Oh maybe its not the right category, but leaving out Mariska? Ouch.

Chirper said...

Turn in your lez card, Dorothy :) No love for "FlashForward's" Special Agent Janis Hawk, played by Christine Woods, who had a whole episode mackin' with a girlfriend? For shame!

elliB said...

Ace list. I'd probs have added Emily Deschanel as Dr. Temperance Brennan in Bones as well, even though she is only a special assistant to the FBI and not a full agent.

Anonymous said...

they look nice~
thank you for the posting.
have a nice day ds!

i think i have some..
but don't remember
what was the movie anyway.

Yonina said...

What about Detective Debra Morgan (Jennifer Carpenter) from Dexter?
Here she is in a suit:

vrgriffith said...

Girls with guns and swagger--yum!

Anonymous said...

"Turn in your lez card, Dorothy :) No love for "FlashForward's" Special Agent Janis Hawk, played by Christine Woods, who had a whole episode mackin' with a girlfriend? For shame!"

This is exactly what I came to the comments to say!

eyesmiling said...

Scully's my root.

EG said...

Mmmm.... Although she's more in the police category... I agree with Lindsay, Mariska should have been included. Also, what about Kathryn Morris from Cold Case? Yum.

Mandi said...

Perhaps special agent does not equal FBI profiler but what about Ileana Scott (Angelina Jolie: in Taking Lives?

Gaulden said...

No Deb Morgan (Dexter), no Janis Hawk(Flashforward), or no Myka Bering(Warehouse 13)

Anonymous said...

Wow, Piper is all growed up.

Anonymous said...

Even if she's not quite gender fuck you should have included garcia for good measure. *drool*

Mia said...

How bout Mary from In Plain Sight? Hot stuff hum?!

Momo said...

Dude you hit the nail right on the head with this one. I dunno bout you, but I have always secretly wanted to be a secret agent. They're so badass and smart and, as you have proved with this post, smokin' hot.

I'd also like to add a lesser known secret agent: Wendy Watson from The Middleman, played by Natalie Morales, who coincidentally plays an FBI agent on white collar now.

check her out:

bette1985 said...

Wow, great compilation. My fav - Agent Dunham! Wat bout The Mentalist's CBI agent Lisbon (Robin Tunney). She's kinda hot too.

Noetic_Hatter said...

How about Jorja Fox as Secret Service Special Agent Gina Toscano on West Wing?