Feminism / Films

Rooney Mara’s Captivating Portrayal In ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Proves Lisbeth Salander Still a Feminist Icon

Lisbeth Salander consumes my thoughts. I’ve spent the last year and a half reading, writing, analyzing, debating and discussing the punk hacker. As a huge fan of the books and the original Swedish films, I was NOT excited to see The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Hollywood remake. Plagued by sexist marketing that seemed to … Continue reading

Feminism / Films

Enemy of the State: Heroine Lisbeth Salander Fights Back in ‘The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest’

Cross-posted at Bitch Flicks.  I am usually not a fan of trilogies; the third film often pales in comparison to the crescendo of emotion and suspense built in a series.  And while the occasional exception exists (Return of the King), most (Godfather 3, Alien 3, Terminator 3) are substandard when you compare them to their … Continue reading

Feminism / Films

Good Girl Gone Bad: Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander Burns Up the Screen in ‘The Girl Who Played with Fire’

Cross-posted at Bitch Flicks. I shared with you all last week that I’ve been utterly consumed by Swedish author Stieg Larsson’s gripping Millennium Trilogy (I’ll be reading the third book soon…so excited!).  I loved the first film, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, entranced by the burning intensity of the controversial heroine, Lisbeth Salander.  So … Continue reading

Feminism / Films

Rebel with a Cause: A Feminist Hero Emerges in Film ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’

Cross-posted at Bitch Flicks. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the international phenomenon that is Swedish author Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  As I often lament the lack of strong female characters in books and film, I was intrigued to descend into the … Continue reading