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NSFW U.S. Poster For 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' Arrives

by Kevin Jagernauth
June 2, 2011 4:45 AM
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After a bootlegged red band teaser, a official green band trailer, a some international posters, the marketing push continues for David Fincher's "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" with the official U.S. one sheet landing for the film.

It's exactly like the French poster though now en anglais with a (really poorly worded) official tagline that reads: "Evil Shall With Evil Be Expelled." Didn't know this was Shakespeare. Anyway, the image seems to be getting the panties in a knot of some our readers saying the sexualization of Rooney Mara and her pierced boobs runs counter to the themes of the book with one commenter gasping, "You can almost see her vagina." (Uh, no)

Anyway, judge for yourself below. "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" opens on December 21st. [via RopeOfSilicon]

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  • worldgirl72 | September 18, 2011 2:34 AMReply

    Oh, you've got to be kidding me...did ANYONE in Hollywood read the book??? I was aghast that the Indiewire people said they weren't fans of the original movies. I saw the American trailer with the Led Zepellin song, (scenes flash on and off the screen to the beat of the music) and it told me nothing about the story or the plotline- it was a god-awful mess. And they'll probably make a mint off of it.
    If Fincher doesn't get that Steig Larrson was a feminist, and the balance of male vs female sexual power in the books, then I think he's missed the boat entirely.

  • KiNtaRo.WeSt | June 3, 2011 10:02 AMReply

    Lighten up world! It's just a movie...whether or not she's being objectified can't and won't be fixed because we live in America where it's perfectly legal to do so and it's Hollywood! Rooney Mara could stand there in a fucking paper bag and 007 in a fig leaf and it still wouldn't keep me from seeing it because I'm a fan of the books, the director and the actress / actors involved!

    I hate seeing women reduced to sex objects just as much as the next gay man and feminist (I'm bi and for equal rights for all so shut it)....but we gotta lighten up y'all! It's just a epic one.... :)

  • Not meta | June 3, 2011 3:40 AMReply

    To be clear the movie is about the sexual exploitation of women. Having the poster sexually exploit the female star of the movie to make money is kind of hypocritical.

  • why | June 3, 2011 3:13 AMReply

    @Christopher Bell: but Lisbeth Salander goes out of her way to NOT be sexy. She isolates herself from people with the punky look and piercings. She will have sex with you but won't stick around for hugs. Having her standing naked and being protected by a FULLY clothed MAN is just not her style. Besides SHE is the one who saves the man in the book.

    Why isn't Daniel Craig naked too and flashing his peen? The poster looks like the standard movie with the weak female flashing her boobs to get 15 year old boys to see the movie while her male co-star stays in 3 layers of clothing. Disappointing but not unexpected coming from Fincher who doesn't get women. It's ironic that he is the one picked to direct what should be a feminist movie pointing out the subjugation, rape, torture, and killing of women. This poster just shows he didn't get what the book was about.

  • Christopher Bell | June 2, 2011 7:35 AMReply

    Run counter to the themes of the book? I was told that there's a shitload of banging and the second book opens with her getting a boob job, etc. The bad ass female protagonist still has to sexy, I guess.

  • Joshua Chamberlin | June 2, 2011 6:49 AMReply

    ....but wheres this dragon tattoo??

    Never read the books, never seen the movies, (going to have to now, dammit, thanks to Fincher) but with such a "mysterious" title they seem to completely ignore it most of the time...

  • James | June 2, 2011 5:37 AMReply

    I think it reads Evil Shall Be Expelled with Evil

  • Goggin | June 2, 2011 5:36 AMReply

    I'm just happy to see a poster that isn't badly photo shopped. I mean look at them I think they were really standing there when they made this poster shot.

  • Jordan | June 2, 2011 5:29 AMReply

    you mean almost the exact same except we get belly button and pelvis and they get actual nipple rings not covered by numbers? is that just me? i love it, though, in a nutshell. Rooney's transformation is pretty phenomenal.

  • SR | June 2, 2011 5:26 AMReply

    So she will expell evil naked? hmmm...

  • Edward Davis | June 2, 2011 5:11 AMReply



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