While the movie had its flaws (it sucked), at least Mitra's character, Sonja, delivered fatal blows to her enemies — often from horseback — with a swift, sure thrust of her shimmering blade. But the magazine's "From Dusk Til Dawn" photo spread casts Mitra as a helpless babe in the woods.
Here, Mitra looks lovely, modeling a dress, which, of course, is the point of this fashion shoot.
This shot is not offensive, but the text — "maybe the hunter would become the hunted" — promises a femme fatale storyline which never manifests.
Here's the problem: Maybe the Cosmo editors didn't want to have Mitra as a vampire (even though she plays one in the movie she's promoting), so they hired some dude to play a bloodsucker. Why does she have to be so passive?
Is this what Cosmo readers want to see? The heroine of a fantasy film being dragged around by a dude who uses a flatiron?