Last week two different posters hit for David Fincher's upcoming English-language adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The domestic version featured Rooney Mara topless, but the release date is covering her breasts because lord knows something like that won't fly for an American marketing campaign. The international version, however, features Mara's boobs full-on, nipple rings and all, as this was apparently the version Fincher wanted from the very beginning. Why, though, is this the first image David Fincher wanted us to see with regards to the Dragon Tattoo marketing campaign?
We came up with five possible reasons that may or may not shed more light on this controversial NSFW poster.
1. The character of Lisbeth Salandar is very guarded when we first meet her, but slowly peels off layers of her clothes (literally) and personality as she grows closer to Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig), giving herself over to him spiritually, emotionally and physically.
2. C'mon, she looks hot.
3. Lisbeth Salandar is a wounded and vulnerable character (hence the nudity), and so Blomkvist -- with his arm tightly wrapped around her -- is protecting the girl from those who want to harm and take advantage of her, which is a theme that runs throughout the book.
4. Rooney Mara's brand new nipple rings became infected and unfortunately prevented her from being able to wear clothes on set, even while shooting materials for the promotional campaign.
5. Because it's impossible to take your eyes off this thing. Damn!
Check out the full, NSFW poster below, though be warned that it does include nudity.
Why do you think she's naked on the poster, and does her nudity offend you in any way?
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