Re-blogged by The Belle Jar: Fictional Favourites: Robin from ‘Top of The Lake’

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Top of the Lake was first screened to BBC audiences in 2013. Co-written, and co-directed by award-winning screenwriter, Jane Campion (The Piano, 1993); the miniseries follows Detective Robin Griffin’s investigation in to the disappearance of a 12-year-old girl, in a remote New Zealand town.

Elisabeth Moss is outstanding in the role of Detective Robin Griffin; a character whose commitment to justice and truth brings her to the edge of her own sanity. Moss won a Golden Globe for her portrayal.


Here are just a few reasons why Robin Griffin is a Feminist Fictional Favourite:

She is committed to justice for women and girls

When Robin meets 12-year-old Tui Mitcham (played by Jacqueline Joe), who has been brought in to the station by male officers after being found pregnant, and waist-deep in a lake; she immediately seeks to make Tui feel safe. With her specialist…

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