Tattooed and pierced, dressed in full black and the very type of social recluse who’s as mysterious as her body art, Lisbeth Salander is the quintessential outsider. She’s also sexually ambidextrous, something seldom portrayed in a movie as mainstream as “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” Bisexuality, for once, is no big deal.
“Thank you,” says the thriller’s director David Fincher, where he’s come together with the cast during press day at New York City’s Crosby Street Hotel.
Proud but opposed to taking all the credit for any kudos having to do with downplaying the character’s swinging sexuality, the “Fight Club” director continues: “We started with the source material, and that’s what the book described. One of the things we were very particular about was when she meets Miriam Wu in the bar; we wanted it to be a moment of happiness. There are two times you see (Lisbeth) smile in the entire movie – and one of those is (that scene).”
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