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Why Adult Women Shouldn't Be Embarrassed to See Eclipse

With the third installment of Twilight out, adult women are once again back in touch with their teenage selves. Ask any of them about it: some may be embarrassed, and most will say they know it's bad but they just can't help themselves.

Dana Stevens at Slate suggests the mania is nostalgia. The series brings us right back to the drama of our own high-school relationships.

Bella is also the only person capable of brokering a truce in the age-old vampire/werewolf feud. And, as of this installment, a fresh contingent of supernatural meanies — an army of just-created vampires known as "newborns" — is being organized by a rogue lady vampire (Bryce Dallas Howard) for the express purpose of destroying Edward and Bella's love. This high-school romance actually has the world-historical significance that the rest of us only felt like our high-school romance had.

The Edward-Bella-Jacob triangle appeals to the ridiculous intensity of being a teenager, particularly a teenager in love. Maybe all falling for it says is we have yet to succumb to the overly cerebral grown-up world. And that's nothing to be embarrassed about!


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MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
I saw it, and i liked it... worlds better then the first one. People who feel the need to dictate what entertainment other people should indulge in crack me up.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
I love Twilight :) I know the books are total fluff and the movies aren't that great, but whatever. They're fun and there's nothing wrong with a little silly enjoyment once in awhile. Some people take their Twilight criticism too seriously. It's just harmless fun for most people. OH. And I do have a t-shirt that I got on a clearance rack for $1 that says "I Kissed A Vampire And I Liked It"... I wear it to every Twilight movie haha
Pistil Pistil 7 years
I thought the first movie was awful, so I didn't see the second one, so I can't see the third. But I guess there's no shame, as long as you're not the first in line with your Team Edward t-shirt.
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
And idea. If you go, bring with you several girlfriends. All with vuluzelas. BBBBBBBBBBZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
xgreenfairyx xgreenfairyx 7 years
Yeah, should be embarrassed.
chatondeneige chatondeneige 7 years
Yeah, actually... adult women seeing this *should* be embarrassed.
stephley stephley 7 years
Took my daughter to see it - would recommend scrubbing toilets instead. Much more interesting.
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