Damn i love these movies. Yes, sacriledge, I saw the movies and I
haven't read the books yet. Wevs.
But here's one tiny way you know you're watching feminist kickassery:
Lisbeth's lawyer is obviously pregnant and has 2 young kids at home.
She helps Lisbeth avoid an assasination attempt, she gets her
briefcase snatched on her way to work, she comes home after her kids
have had dinner and she has a glass of wine IN PUBLIC and no one ever
says 'you must be careful you're pregnant/ a mom. Also (SPOILER
ALERT!!!!!!)after recieving death threats and bricks through her
window, editor Annika isn't treated to a fucking 'greater good' speech
from Mikke, or even any excuses from him for putting all their lives
in danger. She calls him selfish.
As for Lisbeth, there is no one else on the planet who could take a
bullet to the brain and end up with an even cooler punk rock hair cut
after brain surgery. There is a moment when she smiles, the first of
only 2 in the whole film, that makes me want to give her a fist bump.
The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all of your time.
Willem de Kooning