Lisbeth Salander & Representation in Mass Pop Art

by Shelton Bumgarner

The book I’m using as my guide for my first serious attempt at a novel is The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. As such, I realize that I can probably risk having a bi-sexual character in the novel. But I would need to tread carefully. If I don’t do it right, it will simply come off as a sloppy hack concept by a horny middle-aged man.

But it definitely would facilitate the plot of the novel I’m working on to make two of the women lovers. But it would need to be done tastefully and more alluded to than anything else. There’s a limit to how far mass pop art can have a gay theme to it for no other reason than it will turn off about 48% of your readership. But I think I can pull it off. This concept is maturing as I work to develop it and I am slowly working towards developing my two main heterosexual romantic leads and it would be a nice little shortcut if the woman was bisexual.

Developing a first novel is extremely messy and I shouldn’t even talk about it in such a conspicuous manner given how in flux it all is, but given that I’m 100% extroverted it’s just my nature to talk — and write — about whatever is going on in my life and my entire life is consumed with this novel right now.

We’ll see. Wish me luck.

Author: Shelton Bumgarner

I am the Editor & Publisher of The Trumplandia Report

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