The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Rape Scene Analysis

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In the present day, it is not uncommon to see some type of sex scene in films, especially in rated R movies. Nudity and sex used to be considered taboo, but now they are quite frequently displayed. Every once in a while a movie will go as far to show a rape scene, which is evidently a negative sex scene. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), directed by David Fincher, is a movie about a man named Mikael Blomkvist, who is hired to solve a missing person case. During his quest, he forms a relationship with his partner investigator Lisbeth Salander. Lisbeth is the girl with the dragon tattoo. She is rougher and has trust issues with the world, and some may say rightfully so. There are two graphic sex scenes within this movie. One is a dark and …show more content…
The lighting is dark, but not an unpleasant dark. It is dark because people have sex in the dark. The sound is of both of them enjoying the sex. There is music in the background that sounds pleasant, peaceful, and relaxing, which is what is happening in a sense. Both of them are relaxing from the stress of the case. In this scene, we see a low angle of her on top. This shows she is the one in charge of the sex. We witness shots from a wide angle to see the entirety of both of them. Neither of them look like they do not want to be there. As the sex progresses, Mikael gets on top, which once again exemplifies the sex is mutual. It is a realistic depiction because it is common for two people who are interested in each other to have sex in the dark when they are stressed out. Our society has placed stereotypes on the gender role during sex. It is common for the man to be dominant and the girl to be submissive. During the rape scene, the lawyer is seen as a sadist that gives Lisbeth no control or say. He is represented as power as he rapes her from behind. She is considered helpless as she is handcuffed to the bed. Without permission, the lawyer engages in the action. There are no terms, as she remains helpless through the scene. The scene indicates no sign of equality, because it is merely for the lawyer’s sadistic pleasure. He controls her, and she continues to be

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