Jan. 8th, 2010

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This has been around since June, but I just found it. I admire it both for the elegance of the remix and for the argument. It is much LOL and full of win.



The aim of Twilight is to dismantle the grrl empowerment of Buffy by making the heroine excessively, exaggeratedly passive, helpless, and clumsy. It's interesting to me that the movies can't quite bring themselves to make Bella as inept and feeble as she is in the books. They are savvy enough to know that Buffy has had its effect: girls may want to Love the Vampire, and to have that love be overpowering and impossible to resist; they may want the hero to be all-strong and all-powerful (the more to be helpless in the thrall of that even stronger love); but the absolute disempowerment of the heroine won't quite fly anymore.

Like everyone else, I can't wait to see how the Twilight movie franchise handles Bella's lunatic pregnancy and the over-the-top horrendous birth scene, and I'm really hoping this mashup artist will do a remix when the time comes, including snippets from Alien and Rosemary's Baby, Hollywood's two iconic films about birth as The Worst Thing Evar, and proof that Women Harbor Monsters in those weird little bags they carry around inside them.

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