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Twilight: New Moon (A Review) - Or Why Women Like Creatures of the Night

I was excited to see New Moon for various reasons: vampires, werewolves, forbidden romance, Native American actors and a cool soundtrack. The Twilight Saga appeals to the teenage girl in me, pure and simple. Men are allowed to connect with their inner fanboy so why shouldn't women be able to connect with their inner fangirl? I'm not saying that New Moon was brilliant but it was fun! Some lines were uber cheesy, but even those were enjoyable laugh out loud moments. 

Clara of asked me why women/girls are captivated by vampire stories and I'll include aliens to that list (Smallville, Roswell). So why? Probably because these "friendly" creatures of the night are super sensitive, they have special powers to "look inside your soul" and come with promises to "always protect." In real-life that would be creepy but in a fantasy that works. I think it's the instant deep connection with another person that draws girls and women. They're romanticized as poets with fangs.

I wouldn't mind seeing a rise of nerdy/awkward vampires though (think Michael Cera). Just imagine Nick & Norah's Infinite Vampire Playlist

For more discussion on women and vampirism check out "Why Are Women So Fascinated by Vampires?" and "Women Writers Talk New Moon


Nicole said...

Love your blog! I actually checked out "New Moon" with my sister on Sunday, and It was harmless fun. It definitely caters to my inner teenager also, so I understand the attraction! My first vampire crush was back in 1987, with David from "The Lost Boys". I've been hooked ever since.
There is a certain level of eroticism with vampires, that I think draws the ladies in..Looking at Jacob in "New Moon", made me wish I was 16 again..damn!

Anonymous said...

I took my daughter and I really enjoyed it. Cheesy in many moments,but I like that sometimes.

I've been into vampire(creature of night) lore forever. There passion and intensity are a pull as well. What honest red-blooded woman does not want a man to love her with the intensity these guys have. Plus they will get all alpha male and snatch off heads for you. That's hot! It's all just good fun.


Karen said...

Glad you like the site! And New Moon.

Thanks for stopping by. It was cheesy but fun! It's definitely a mother/daughter flick to watch and rewatch.

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