While I don’t like this particular blogger’s attitude–nor do I agree with what he says–I can’t help but share this post I found about the “10 Things Twilight Teaches Teenage Boys About Teenage Girls” by Kevin Kelly. Kelly claims that, in theaters showing “Twilight,” “A lot of those teens are going to be of the male variety, hoping to get some insight into the mysterious creature that is a teenage girl.”
What insights, you wonder? Well, according to Mr. Kelly, apparently that “Girls Want Sex Just As Much As Boys Do” (# 6 on his list), explaining, rather crassly that:
“[Twilight] shatters an age-old myth that guys just want to get in girls’ pants. Let me tell you, girls want to get in your pants just as badly. Bella definitely tries to put the moves on Edward, and she pursues him a lot harder than he pursues her. There’s no discussion about waiting for an appropriate time or making sure the moment is extra special. No, she just wants to get him out of those clothes and get busy. Not to say that Bella’s a slut, because she’s actually a pretty chaste girl. But she definitely wouldn’t mind getting Edward in the sack for some extra-curricular activities.”
Huh? Well, desire–intense, sexual desire–is clear on both Edward’s and Bella’s part. But Mormon author Stephenie Meyer is heavy on the chastity, and nonexistent on the vulgarity Kelly tries to add to the mix. #7 on his list is similar to #6: “Girls Like Boys Who Can Resist The Urge” and contains similar, vulgar assessments.
I have to say: when I found this article I was excited. I’ve been wondering what boys think about all the “Twilight”-hype–and whether boys are seeing the series as a way to understand what girls want in the romance department.
But Mr. Kelly has a way of taking all the romance out of what he thinks “Twilight” is teaching boys about girls. Figures. Of course, he’s making fun. But still: disappointing if you ask me.