Clarification: Lisbeth Salander Is Not A Superhero


David Fincher on Lisbeth Salander, the titular character in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo:

“There were discussions early on where people were like, ‘She’s a superhero!’ And you go, ‘No, she’s not. Superheroes live in a world of good and evil, and she’s far more complex than a superhero. She’s been compromised. She’s been subjugated. She’s been marginalised. She’s been swept into the gutter and she’s had a part in it. She dresses like trash because she’s someone who has been betrayed and hurt so badly, by forces beyond her control, that she’s just decided to be refuse. She can sit anywhere she wants on the bus, because nobody wants to deal with her.”

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First Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Magazine Cover [Women And Hollywood]
Empire’s Dragon Tattoo Cover [Empire]

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