dicksweredinner replied to your post: Why is no one talking about how they j…
Because who actually reads the books/saw the other movies? Also, not excited about the whole “he raped her when she was a kid” storyplot.
Admittedly that was in the book, but she was a significantly different character from what we’ve seen presented in this series so far. She was all things considered a fairly well adjusted person, trying to move on with her life, as well as a lesbian and a bodybuilder. She and her partner are trying to have a kid and I think there was a subplot about her and Mason’s old-timey family only wanting the business to pass on to a blood relative of the Verger family, so she’s biting her tongue and acting as his bodyguard in an arrangement to get his sperm for her partner, so their kid will be a member of the Verger dynasty and in line to inherit the family property when Mason dies? I dunno, it’s been like ten years since I read the book, mostly I just remember she was a bodybuilder, friends with Hannibal’s old guard Barney, and trying to get Mason’s sperm for her partner.
Granted I guess that’s all like 15 years down the line from when this series is taking place, I guess. It’s a very different narrative they’re setting up, news articles are describing Margot as “beautiful and compelling, Margot has suffered years of abuse at the hands of her serial-killer twin brother”, but in the books she’s more of a complicated portrait of an abuse survivor. Like, she puts a lot of energy into building this physically and emotionally tough front, and she’s in a position where her abuser is literally helpless and dependent on her, but still controls her life. And I kind of like that approach to it more, because it’s like, yeah, you can be a big strong capable person with friends and loved ones and still have trouble with abusive people in your life.
I dunno, I know some people hated her in the book as well because they thought she was too much of a cartoonish stereotype of a butch lesbian character, but the scene I remember best with her was one where Barney kind of tries to flirt with her at the gym, and she shuts him down but they stay friends. Like, I just liked that she was strong and no-nonsense but other people still enjoyed her company and, I dunno about other people, but I was rooting for her and waiting for her to get her pound of flesh.
Again, though, it’s been about a decade since I read this book so it’s totally possible I’m foggy on a lot of the details.