C’mon Lisbeth. In Stieg Larsson’s best-selling Millenium trilogy, you’re a tough rough-around-the-edges kinda gal. What has David Fincher and the team behind the Hollywood version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo done to you? You mess people up! You right the wrongs! So please tell me why the marketing campaign behind this new version has you in demure, submissive poses rather than be the strong female character that you are? (You even have to be topless in one of them!?)
This isn’t even about being feminist, because that’s not my point. My point is that the essence of Lisbeth Salander doesn’t shine through in any of the promotional shots. Is Hollywood trying to change the gender roles in this remake? Are they thinking more people will see it if Daniel Craig (aka James Bond) is the tough guy who saves the day? It’s been widely talked about that Rooney Mara, being a fairly inexperienced actress, takes a lot of direction from Fincher. (as evidenced in her Vogue interview) Perhaps the promo stills is a hint of the inexperience & direction coming through?