Sony Pictures on Nov. 9 will release The Girl in the Spider’s Web, a new volume in late Swedish author Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series – made popular by first novel, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” Helmed by Fede Alvarez, the film introduces Claire Foy (”The Crown”) as vigilante/hacker Lisbeth Salander.

Unlike most movies of its ilk, the series has avoided casting hot chicks in revealing attire as its feminist, ball-busting hero and instead goes out of its way to make sure the character is as appealing as a punch to the dick. Alvarez had an opportunity to change this, but opted to give us the least sexy Lisbeth yet.

Penis apologist Alvarez explains:

[Claire] reminded me every day, ‘You’re a male white man, Fede, don’t forget’…but it’s true, there’s a point to that. Every moment, if I’m shooting her, it’s like ‘Am I making it too sexy right now? Maybe I should pull back.’ It was super present in our heads more than it even would be because it was coming right when [the Me Too movement] was happening. It was the perfect movie to honor that, to make sure we didn’t do anything that was stupid exploitation-y.

Allowing her to not care about how she’s going to look…Look at the other movies, and other superhero movies where they are so proud that there’s a female in front of it. I still see it a little bit as like, well, but they still ask you to look impeccable, and pretty, and [in] tight clothes and stuff like that. I’m not saying it’s bad, I’m saying at least in this one we didn’t do any of that. We really embraced it in a way that, for a movie of this size, I tell you it has never been done before.

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