(Me sneaking into movie theater to see Twilight...shh!)
Bloggy-buddy Pillowbiters let me know that I'm not the only supposedly-sane grown woman to be gaga over the love story between a fictional teenage vampire and a 17-year girl! Newsweek 'Love at First Bite' reporter Louisa Thomas, who loved the movie but hated the books, also can't wait to watch the DVD:
A confession: I can't wait to watch the new DVD of "Twilight." Go ahead, mock me. I'd long resisted Stephenie Meyer's series myself. A parable about abstinence, starring a hunky vampire (Edward) and the sweet object of his affection (Bella)? No, thanks. But it seemed wrong to denigrate what I didn't know, so I went to see the film. I had read that it would be a celebration of chastity—proof that what a girl wants is a boy who won't bite. That was not the movie I saw. Sure, Edward's gaze seemed more silly than sultry, and when he and Bella danced to Debussy, I laughed. But the movie captivated me. "Twilight" is about sex and denial—but it is anything but chaste. If I were the mother of a 13-year-old, this movie would terrify me. More than restraint—or wanting what you can't have—the movie celebrates Bella's determination for a moment of immortality, even though it will leave her a monster. Sex is part of that, and so is death, but it's irreducible.Read the rest of Newsweek's DVD review here.