Anonymous asked: What does David Fincher have to do with gender roles?
Ok you little shit.
Fincher, especially recently has featured many strong female characters in his films that go against the grain of what’s expected in mainstream storytelling.
In his adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Lisbeth Salander - my favorite fictional character of all time - subverts just about every idea about her gender that’s ever been thought of and is truly three dimensional.
In both that and the Netflix series House of Cards that Fincher spawned, he presents female characters who are both outspoken and fragile, soft and hard, who get their hands dirty who aren’t simply there to function as backstory or motivation for the men.
Fincher’s women aren’t simply mothers or girlfriends (not that a strong lady can’t be those things), they are everything and more.