The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Yes, she’s topless and has nipple piercings.

So I’ve jumped on the hype train that Vogue started months ago on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo movie adaptation, it’s second version if the Swedish version is counted.

You all know the never-ending cycle of Hollywood newbie turned into polished, fabulously styled, and daringly coiffed star, plucked from virtual obscurity. Of course, the reason for this is usually the movie that said starlet is starring in.

This time said starlet is actress Rooney Mara.

I won’t write about where she came from or who she is because honestly, I could care less. All I know is that she’s an amazing actress (hey, try rocking no eyebrows and a hideous haircut while riding a motorcycle) and she has the bone structure of an European refugee model. And you can Google all that shit yourselves.

She plays Lisbeth Salander, the strange gothic investigator bad-ass made infamous the world over in Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and it’s following second and third installments.

Can you imagine this…

Rooney Mara in 2010

…turned into this VOGUE bad-ass.

Mara in American Vogue November 2011 issue

Honestly, when the Vogue images came out a few months ago they went right over my head. I was like I don’t know who this is but she looks good in photos. Cut to December and I’m reading the famous The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo  book by Stieg Larsson. And it’s a Trilogy!

I vaguely remember seeing the movie trailer for the Swedish version of the book in 2010 but quickly forgot about it because it seemed a little too dark and cerebral for my tastes.

Then the visually stunning, fractured and fast-paced trailer of David Fincher’s version of it came out…

I think the trailer’s brilliant in not showing enough of the movie that audiences recognize the storyline but not showing too much. The perfect trailer.

This motivated me to read the book faster because I stopped for a while due to boredom and wishing it got to the good parts already. Watch out though, the good parts come at you with the speed of car crash. Quick and unexpected.

Anyway, my new obsession with Rooney Mara started with the dress from Givenchy’s Haute Couture collection for Fall 2011.

She wore this to the premiere of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in London on December 12, 2011.

I think she wears it well. Givenchy Haute Couture can totally take over the wrong girl. It’s high fashion but it gives her a little sex appeal. And her PR people are geniuses because it’s a world away from her character in the movie.

And I love that she picked Givenchy to wear to the most bad-ass movie to come out in a long time.

Just to remind you guys…

Apparently, she got real piercings like her eyebrow and nipples but the tattoos were just too much of a commitment. Boo! I commend her for the nipple bar-bells though:)

Rooney Mara in W Magazine February 2011

This is my latest obsession with a female bad-ass in a movie. I’m practically creaming for the whole Trilogy to unfold in the next few years. Hopefully, TONS AND TONS of people go see this film so that they make the sequel for The Girl Who Played with Fire.

I’m watching The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo on Friday. I CAN’T WAIT!

Movie Review coming soon:)


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