Twilight’s Sulky Vampires

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

No, I haven’t seen any part of The Twilight saga and am not about to pass judgment about it sight unseen, but thought I would bring Charlie Brooker’s latest column for The Guardian, “Twilight’s sulky vampires are less frightening than a knitted cushion,” which notes in part:

The central theme, apparently, is abstinence; the heroine, Bella, is contemplating whether she wants to lose her virginity to a vampire or a werewolf. She’s not allowed to try them both out, or get to second base with one and third with the other. And she’s certainly not allowed to take them both on at once, although that would clearly make for a far better film.

Author: Harvey Deneroff

Harvey Deneroff is a Los Angeles-based independent animation and film scholar specializing in labor history. He formerly taught at the Savannah College of Art and Design and was editor of Animation Magazine, Animation World Magazine, and Graiffit (published by ASIFA-Hollywood). He is the founder and past president of the Society for Animation Studies.

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