Dec 21, 2011
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[Rooney] Mara is quite talented, actually, and the questions that linger in my mind are more about why Lisbeth is different and how that changes the dynamic of her character and her relationships with others, especially Mikael. It also makes me question the sort of ownership that people feel towards characters. Am I reacting this way because the changes in this character don’t make sense, or because they’re not what I expect? Does this reflect my tastes, or does changing Lisbeth into a somewhat more palatable character speak to who the audience is — an American audience who maybe wants a few quips thrown in to defang the brainiac heroine. And although Fincher is a smart, smart director, there’s just something about how Mikael says to Lisbeth that they’re going to track down “men who hate women” that irks me. Her eyes widen slightly, and she’s hooked. It’s not an accident that Men Who Hate Women was the original Swedish title of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Maybe we do need things dumbed down for us.
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo at (via jennimiller)
Dec 19, 2011
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My first time in a lesbian club, I was kind of like a deer in headlights. It was interesting to be in this world that felt very binary; there were people who clearly identified as more stud or AG [aggressive], and then people identified as more femme, and I’m there in a turtleneck and jeans, so I’m, like, neither. [laughs] Also, I was surprised by some of the misogyny, I guess, that’s being recreated in this environment. I was like, wait, this is a lesbian club? Why are we bringing this part over? So I was just kind of not sure how to take it all in, so I was both attracted, I was on my heels… It was like a mix of feelings. That first scene is inspired by that. I think that Khia song actually came on, and I was like, “Oh my God, I’m going to hell. Right now. Immediately.”
My interview with Dee Rees about her movie Pariah. Read the rest here, and see the movie! (via jennimiller)
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