Anybody going to see Twilight this weekend?

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    Nov 21, 2008 2:23 AM GMT
    I love the books and always fascinated by vampires. It's such a nice metaphor for being gay (not in the Twilight series particularly)

    I bet there's lot of eye candies from the movies and the crowd (if you can ignore those screaming teenage girls).

    Are you going to see it?
  • Aquanerd

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    Nov 21, 2008 2:38 AM GMT
    magus_iii saidI love the books and always fascinated by vampires. It's such a nice metaphor for being gay (not in the Twilight series particularly)

    I bet there's lot of eye candies from the movies and the crowd (if you cn ignore those screaming teenage girls).

    Are you going to see it?


    Teenage girls are the reason while I'll wait till dvd.
  • ArmsandLegs

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    Nov 21, 2008 5:36 AM GMT
    Ummm, many of my female friends (in their 30's) are going to see this movie, and they are the reason I will not be there...

    30 year olds acting like 13 year olds is 10x worse.
    But I still love them nonetheless
  • theatre_geek

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    Nov 21, 2008 5:36 AM GMT
    I'll be going to see it, but will probably wait until mid next week when it's less crowded. I'm a huge fan of the book
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    Nov 21, 2008 6:30 AM GMT
    YES YES YES

    I can't wait for tomorrow! Although, I'm going to see it Saturday. The books are great, and hope the movies are as well.
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    Nov 21, 2008 6:38 AM GMT
    magus_iii saidvampires .. It's such a nice metaphor for being gay.
    Ain't that the truth, you must know some of my ex's icon_twisted.gif
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    Nov 21, 2008 3:13 PM GMT
    I saw it at the midnight showing! icon_twisted.gif

    If you've read the books, know that it's nice to see the book come to life on screen, but certain things don't translate well. The sceen in the field in the sun is disappointing, and when Edward tells Bella why he acted the way he did at first, though taken directly from the book, comes off just odd and creepy instead of exciting and strangely erotic.

    Having said that, the additions made to keep a nice pace in the film are very cool, the film is visually captivating, and the actors are spot on in how they portray the characters!

    Though I won't see the sequels at midnight, i will see them and i loved it!

    Sidebar... i bought a shirt that says "What if I'm not a superhero?" on the front in the Twilight font, and "What if I'm a bad guy" in a crazy red font on the back... the teenage girls went bonkers for it! One even kissed the back of my shirt! My 3 other gay adult male friends were quite amused!

  • Timbales

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    Nov 21, 2008 3:42 PM GMT
    no interest in the books or the movies
  • GQjock

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    Nov 21, 2008 5:36 PM GMT
    I dunno ...
    str8 teenagers having the hots for each other
    even though one's a vampire
    doesn't do anything for me
    If I want that I could drop by the nearest Mall
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    Nov 21, 2008 5:43 PM GMT
    i've always liked vampire mythology lol- it represents a universal jungian shadow archetype present in every culture of the world in one form or another- they explore the darker parts of human nature. they represent conquering all that man innately fears- death, disease, age, the dark, and our own sexuality- but at a steep price; and what's more, they are outsiders forever forced to look in. their curse isn't drinking blood- blood is just a parallel for life, and the point there is that they have established themselves as separate from the universe, and therefor must draw on it for life, having fissured their soul in establishing themselves as 'cast out'- when one remembers that all is one and that any effort toward defining oneself as outside of unity is a step in the wrong direction- no,
    their curse is lonliness... alienation... forever walking among man, unnoticed, forced to hide, forced to wear a mask... forever alone, a wolf among sheep, who would rise up and tear him apart if discovered. water water everywhere and not a drop to drink.
    i don't believe in vampires, but the mythos hits a deep chord with me- being gay and thus in that exact position- separateness, outsiderness, alienation, being pressured to hide among men and conceal my nature for my own safety- social and physical- cursed with perpetual loneliness for my differentness, and the rarity of others like me. but what strength that gives me! the strength to be unique, different, master of myself and my sexuality- to grow stronger over time through adversity and challenge in life! what greater power is there?




    now,
    i just read the first Twilight book- it has me in agony over my lack of a love life in light of how PERFECT Edward is. its sooo beyond fair that he's so perfect. the author even wrote in the whole unobtainable popular-model-jock-boy aura he has that makes me crave a guy so hopelessly! not to mention the whole moody, hard to guess what he's thinking, bad boy- but still sweet and sensitive and deeply romantic thing going for him! i think that aspect of perfection in his character is more mythical than his being a vampire lol.

    HOWEVER im upset by this discussion question i read in the back of my book copy:
    "Temptation is a major theme in Twilight... more accurately, resisting one's temptations... discuss..."
    and even more so by THIS one:
    "the cullens live, act, and care for one another as a family. how much of their ability to do so is dependent on their rule that they live in a manner that contradicts their nature- do you think they'd be able to retain their bond if they weren't all committed to this suppression?"
    ..... i've always viewed vampires as a metaphor for gays for several reasons and not a few book series and movies play up on this social and moral parallel... these discussion questions seem to make the argument that many right wing nut job christians hold to- that being gay is a lifestyle choice that, even if one is born into, shouldn't be acted on. that we should be expected to just suppress ourselves and live asexual lives. this message is hurtful to me- that the book makes it seem virtuous to suppress one's nature and live in self-hate... that even as the vampires thrive in a stable loving family by suppressing their true selves, so should gays do so? keep in mind also the giant wooden cross on display in the cullen's stark home. kinda poisons the book for me as i obviously vehemently disagree.

    there are much better vampire books and movies out there.

    that said, yes of COURSE i'll be watching this weekend!! icon_biggrin.gif


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    Nov 21, 2008 5:49 PM GMT
    haha here-here! i was put off by its teen-demographic for a long time but buckled and read the whole first book in one night. lol

    its addictive like good potato chips :p
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    Nov 21, 2008 5:53 PM GMT
    njnick saidI was going on vacation and grabbed one of these books thinking it was similar to Anne Rice type - about a chapter in I was like "oh no - this is a teen series....." Having already started, I finished and got really hooked about halfway in. Read all 4 books in about 3 weeks - so can't wait to see if the movie does the books justice - the author has been working so close with the production team I have high hopes.

    With all that being said - I don't look forward to going to the theater with a bunch of teenage girls ;) Will probably wait at least a couple of weeks and sneak in on a weeknight like a wimp!


    Nick, I wouldn't call you a wimp for that! I have no interest in hearing teenage girls going crazy in the middle of the theater. I want to hear the movie, not them. icon_twisted.gif
  • GQjock

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    Nov 21, 2008 6:02 PM GMT
    I agree Czaro ...

    Vampire mythology has been with us forever
    and the taking of someone's blood is and has been a symbolic analogy of sex ... and total subjugation as well as an entire death vs life ethos

    I love writing stories about them
    I even have a character who was born in 18th century Venice
    who winds up in present day NYC
    and is deliciously evil and his sexy scenes would put any teenage heart throb movie to shame icon_cool.gif
  • SanEsteban

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    Nov 21, 2008 6:20 PM GMT
    I am a huge fan of the books and you can bet I am going to see it!!!
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    Nov 21, 2008 6:32 PM GMT
    haha well i'd love to read that, GQjock :p

    yes, the penetration of the teeth in a vulnerable part of the body and the forceful (or willing) taking of life is very sexual- its intimate and the embrace of a vampire would be the loving embrace of death itself- to flirt with a vampire IS to flirt with danger. that coupled with the capacity of the vampire to love- the one thing it gives the world rather than takes- sets it aside from every other monster in legend. it was once human.


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    Nov 21, 2008 6:51 PM GMT
    czarodziej saidhaha here-here! i was put off by its teen-demographic for a long time but buckled and read the whole first book in one night. lol

    its addictive like good potato chips :p


    Truly addictive!!!!!!!

    "It's my drug of choice... you are like my heroine!"

    All this actually makes me want to see it again! icon_twisted.gif
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    Nov 21, 2008 6:52 PM GMT
    I never heard of the books until the hype on the movie started.

    I do like True Blood though. Since it's Alan Ball and the 'gay' analogy is less than subtle (i.e. "God Hates Fangs" signs, Vampire rights campaigns, etc.). Besides, there are gay characters in the show too.
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    Nov 21, 2008 6:59 PM GMT
    omg agreed- its the only tv show i watch. i look forward to it every sunday. that's exactly the parallel i was talking about :p
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    Nov 21, 2008 7:28 PM GMT
    hell yea
    i just want to see how they do alice- shes the shit
  • TallSoCal

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    Nov 21, 2008 9:12 PM GMT
    jomach333 saidhell yea
    i just want to see how they do alice- shes the shit



    You...are my new best friend. Haha. Alice is BEYOND beautiful! I clapped every time she appeared on screen. It was a GOOD movie. I read Twilight, and for the most part, the movie was right on. I just wish the other Cullens had bigger parts. I'm on the 2nd book now. If you've read the book, you'll know that some parts are super cheesy, but that's expected since the books were pretty much written for a bunch of teenage girls. I saw it at Universal City Walk last night (well, this morning for the midnight showing), and seriously....Teenage girls are NOT fun. "Let's scream at everything! EVERYTHING!" ::sigh:: I got to be on tv, though. Haha. Channel 7 and 4 news did some interviews of my friends, and I made sure I was caught on tv. Haha. Good times. I hear they already got the green light for New Moon. So...yeah. Can't wait for that one.