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The Twilight of Girl Porn

Full disclosure:  this is written without having seen/endured the most recent Twilight film.

At the urging of my wife, I did try to read the first novel in the “Twilight” series, but cast it away gibbering after 100 pages of “Does he like me?  Maybe he likes me.  I wonder if he likes me…” narrative.

So, I may not be the most objective critic about the actual novel.  But I have seen three of the films, and all I can take away from them is that they are girl porn.

Porn is about fantasy.  Some fantasies are acceptable, or at least understandable, while others are largely repellent.  But they’re all, on some level, about an imagined world and the fantastist’s place in that world.

Based strictly on the Twilight films I’ve seen so far, the fantasy world they peddle is this:  A young woman can have no discernible accomplishment, character, or even a personality, and she can have hunky guys ready to kill for her.

If that ain’t porn, I don’t know what is.

2 responses to “The Twilight of Girl Porn

  1. Matthew the Wayfarer ⋅

    Interesting insight. I have never read the books or seen any of the movies. Besides the comments you make I keep wondering, why aren’t these people in school? Where do they get their money? Very strange.

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