"They're creeping everyone out" clue


It’s not just Rooney Mara ...

In the November issue of Vogue.

It’s Rooney Mara AND her creator David Fincher. Yes. I said creator. Read the article and see if you don’t feel the same way afterwards. One of the BEST Vogue celebrity profiles in a LONG, LONG time. So much better than the generic and safe Sarah Jessica Parker/Jennifer Garner/Jessica Biel pieces we get all the f-cking time in fashion magazines that don’t offer anything insightful, provocative, or, more appropriately, because it is a FASHION magazine after all, stylish.

We are approaching the release of the Fincher version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. This is Hollywood. By the end of their marketing strategy then, their goal is to make you forget about every other Lisbeth Salander you ever knew. Rooney Mara IS Lisbeth Salander. Because David Fincher commands?

Oh but it’s a fascinating relationship. In Daniel Craig’s words: “It’s f-cking weird!”

Hit me up after you read about how she looks at him. How she can’t camouflage, even in front of a journalist, her devotion to him, her consuming need for his approval. About everything. Even what she eats. The food control! He’s her food boss! He is comfortably her food boss, in front of someone who’s stated purpose in their presence is to be an observer and report back, there’s no denying he’s her food boss. Her everything boss.

Counter-thinking? Let’s behave like this on purpose to start a conversation? Like a distorted version of Blomkvist and Salander? It’s not like David Fincher is a stranger to a mind game. Sure. And if that was the intention, well, they did it really well. Because we’re supposed to see it through the writer. And the writer totally bought it.

Something about Fincher’s filmmaker’s approach though... I think this is legit. I think he’s control and order and with an actress of Rooney’s... inexperience, shall we say, this is exactly how he’s playing it. It is a 3 movie franchise, right? You could do worse for a mentor, I guess. It’s creepy and fascinating to me at the same time. Adds yet another dimension to the anticipation for this movie. Brilliant, non?

Anyway, I need to stop writing so that you can go off and read it. I promise. It’s a must. Including the part where Fincher explains why he didn’t cast Scarlett Johansson who supposedly threw down an amazing audition but... well... find out for yourself why she didn’t get the part.

Click here to read the piece and see more photos. Of course Anna Wintour chose the least interesting shot to turn into the cover.

October 17, 2011 at 11:59

They're creeping everyone out

They’re creeping everyone out


This director doesn’t have a reputation for engaging in tomfoolery on his sets, and this starlet has no reputation at all, yet they’ve been raising eyebrows with their vaguely off-putting relationship, which is inching into “professionally inappropriate” territory. Their weird fascination with one another is making some folks wonder if they could become a liability while promoting their film. She’s infatuated but he’s playing Pygmalion, a scenario that always ends messily. Someone should warn her, bless her little heart.

November 23, 2011 at 7:29 AM

Update (2/15/12):


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If you’ve been reading long enough, you know my feelings on Marchesa. I have hated Marchesa...forever. Like years. Some of my very fashionable friends, including Sasha, don’t understand this. They think Marchesa is the sh-t. I mean, sure, once in a while, once a year, someone might wear something Marchesa and it’ll be an anomaly but for the most part, Marchesa, to me, is tacky and gross, clothing for figure skaters who grew up to dance in Vegas.

And on that note, here’s Blake Lively at the Gossip Girl 100th episode party in New York on Saturday night wearing Marchesa. The definitive Marchesa. A dress that is totally indefensible. A dress that even Gisele Bundchen could do nothing with. A dress I have a hard time believing Blake, yes, even her, actually, seriously, picked for herself. So I’m wondering if there was a screenplay and an audition attached to it. That would be the only explanation.

November 21, 2011 at 6:56 AM

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