To the uninitiated, the idea of a middle-aged mom swooning over the Twilight saga about a human girl loved by a vampire is unthinkably cheesy, or, if you live in New York, perhaps just unthinkable. The unkind observer might say that a Twilight mom is the worst combination of cougar and deluded teen fan. Perhaps because the love story at the crux of the saga is unconventionally adolescent.
But Twilight is essentially, and importantly, a fairytale. In a fairytale. She is not simply sexually delectable: she is literally delicious.
By Anita SinghShowbusiness Editor. The tale of a girl who falls in love with a vampire started out as a series of best-selling books written by Stephenie Meyer, a Mormon who does not believe in sex before marriage. They led to a movie franchise which is currently rivalling Harry Potter in terms of box office success.
To an outsider, I must look like the typical Twilight fan: a lonely fifteen-year-old girl with a thrilled glint in her eye. The movie opens with Lautner who plays temperamental Jacob running shirtless, aforementioned abs in full view. She is in limbo between childhood and adulthood, and between the worlds of mortals and vampires.
As is her wont, the Atlantic 's lightning rod cultural critic Caitlin Flanagan has weighed in on womenfolk: in this case, Twilight, the teen vampire phenomenon that's sold millions of books and, according to the Associated Press, is redefining the chick flick. In an expansive essay on girlhood, innocence, imperiled innocence, sexuality, her dislike of YA books, her love of YA books, and the power of fiction, Flanagan examines "What A Girl Wants". What does she want?
Why is Twilight soo popular with teens and mothers? I'm doing a college presentation Please share and comment! It was especially obvious in young teenage girls and their mothers.
It isand I am going to kind of defend Twilight. Yes, Twilight does romanticize abusive relationships. It does that, percent.
Is the "Twilight" series of books age-appropriate for your adolescent or young teen? While some parents, teachers, and librarians suggest those ages are appropriate, others insist the books are not age-appropriate at all for younger teens and tweens. Content concerns that parents have about " Twilight " include the following:.