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The (Bisexual) Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Tue, Dec 27, 2011

Movies, Pop Culture

In a review of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo¬†¬†(the new U.S. version starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara), the US Weekly critic Mara Reinstein writes of Lisbeth Salander, “The brazenly bisexual, leather-clad, withdrawn title heroine…” Wait — brazenly what? What does it even mean to be brazenly bisexual? The phrase suggests that being bisexual is a sort of kink, something akin to playing with whips and chains or having sex in an adult diaper. A lifestyle choice, if you will. Or, perhaps…

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2 Responses to “The (Bisexual) Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”

  1. mikey Says:

    Poorly thought-out article, with a contrived premise that smacks of “brazzen” sexual snobbery. Not every adjective and remark on a fictional character’s various distinguishing characteristics is a slur, or revelation of the authors underlying prejudice – especially in today’s pop-culture pantheon. Get real.

  2. mikey Says:

    if you have to ask “what does it even mean to be…” you should probably pause and ask yourself rather, if you are reaching.

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