With the embargo imbroglio a thing of the past and the opening day pushed up to tomorrow, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is officially everywhere. However, according to New York magazine, there is concern that the movie won’t attract the female audience that has made the books so popular. Polls show that while awareness of the film among women is high, the percentage who actually plan on watching the movie is much lower.
Marketing execs have chimed in on the issue, with a couple focusing on the nature of the violence against women that the film depicts. One exec tells New York, “Hyper-realistic violence against women is very different from the average horror movie.” Another exec focused on the dark marketing posters.