From Sunday's NYT Magazine:

"Obviously no one involved with the making of the show wants to come right out and say it, but MTV’s getting into the teen-horror game because of the world-beating success of Stephenie Meyer’s 'Twilight' novels, which are among the most read borderline-unreadable books of the last decade, and the movie franchise they inspired, which has grossed nearly $1 billion to date and forced an entire generation of girls to pledge allegiance to either Team Edward (the vampire) or Team Jacob (the werewolf). The animating tension of 'Twilight' is that the high-school mope-rag, Bella Swan, wants Edward to turn her into a vampire so they can be together forever — symbolically taking her virginity by taking her humanity. While the idea of erotic exchange between human beings and the undead has always appealed to Goths and Fangoria subscribers, Meyer’s story cunningly transformed that racy, quasi-pagan fantasy into a crypto-Christian abstinence parable that good girls could enjoy while twisting their promise rings...But there is about to be room in the culture for another dark, racy, bloody high-school-horror franchise. We’re approaching what you might call peak 'Twilight': once the last two movies come out — 'Breaking Dawn Part I' hits theaters in November, with Part II set to follow in November 2012 — all 2,548 pages of Meyer’s series will have been transferred to the screen. So MTV is banking on two things: First, that the 'Twilight' generation wants more of this, and second, that said generation may have had enough of vampires but will, in a kind of moral TKO for Team Jacob, tune in to support a show about werewolves."

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Comment by Jamie Giffin on May 22, 2011 at 4:16am
Me no like- the tone of this guy writing.....


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