By Melissa Silverstein | Women and Hollywood November 2, 2011 at 1:54AM
The Lisbeth Salander roll out continues now with a new clothing line from H&M. Hopefully you don't have to be waif-like to fit into them.
Here's what I had to say about the facination with Lisbeth Salander:
Melissa Silverstein, editor of the blog Women and Hollywood, says Lisbeth is a perfect antidote to the preponderance of imperiled women we see on-screen (see: every female character in this summer’s blockbusters) and an intellectual breath of fresh air. “I think people are tired of seeing the same cookie-cutter women on the screen,” she says.
“This is a character that fights back. She’s smart, and she really doesn’t give a s - - t what people think of her. It’s really refreshing. And she comes from a book that resonated with people all over the world.”
More broadly, Silverstein says, Lisbeth is in line with the protest energy sweeping the nation and the globe. “People are ready to say no and fight back,” she says.
“I don’t think Lisbeth is particularly a political figure, but I think that kind of sentiment — ‘I’m not taking it anymore’ — is kind of what people are thinking and feeling.”
Check out the whole piece: Lady thriller (NY Post)