In 2009, audiences were knocked out by Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander, the punk lesbian hacker at the center of Niels Oplev’s Swedish film adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and one of the most poweful heroines to hit the big screen this decade. Yesterday, a new Lisbeth Salander, played by Rooney Mara, was born in David Fincher’s English-language version. So who’s the better Lisbeth? We rounded up the critics’ widely divergent opinions. Tell us yours in the comments. … Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we almost projectile vomited over a concept photo for real skin stiletto heel implants. We made mental note of TIME’s Halloween costumes that everyone should avoid this year. We were excited to see that Faile is the next artist taking over the Bowery mural space —… Read More
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We decided to kick off this column with a real toughie: Lisbeth Salander — specifically, the Rooney Mara version of her that we’ll see in David Fincher’s highly-anticipated adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. According to the cover story in November’s Vogue, Mara not only had to get several facial piercings, bleach her eyebrows, and shave half of her head for the part, but she also had to lose weight to achieve the necessary “boyish and awkward” look. We’ll make things a lot easier for you. God knows that Hot Topic sells plenty of clothes that would be well-suited to Salander, but these finds — all from indie designers — are about a hundred times cooler, and would turn Daniel Craig on in spite of himself. … Read More