WSJ says murder defense scene “foreshadowed” Tiger Woods scandal

File this under strings of awesome initials: STFU, WSJ. Today its Speakeasy blog, which is a reliable source of crappy commentary on popular culture, ran a piece called “A Scene in a New Swedish Film Foreshadows the Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren Scandal.” The piece says the following:

If Tiger Woods is looking to take in a flick to forget his troubles, he might want to skip “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”

The coming Swedish-language film, which opens in the U.S. in March, has scene that seems to foreshadow Woods’s falling-out with his wife, Elin Nordegren. “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” is based on a best-selling novel and was filmed in 2008 long before Woods’s marital infidelity became public.

In one scene late in “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” the title character, a Swedish woman named Lisbeth Salander, beats up a threatening man with a golf club and then pursues his SUV, breaking out the windows as he tries to escape her wrath. Later, the SUV crashes into some trees.

OK. I haven’t seen this movie, since it’s not March and I live in the U.S. But I have read the book it was based on (as have thousands upon thousands of others). And the scene that I believe is being referenced is not AT ALL like the Tiger Woods scandal, unless his wife was mad at him because he was torturing and killing sex slaves in a secret room in his basement. I mean, Tiger Woods has been a really shitty husband, but I don’t think that’s on the list of charges.

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