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‘Twilight’ short films will air on Facebook, tries to reconnect with female audience to no avail

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Author Stephanie Meyer has decided to re-vamp (pun intended) Twilight by selecting five female directors to create short films based off the famous saga.

The short film series will be titled “The Storytellers- New Creative Voices of ‘The Twilight Saga,'” supporting Women in Film organization.

Meyers believes that this project is to help promote feminism.

I find this to be ironic.

The entire plot of Twilight is Bella giving up her friends, family and mortality for her lover Edward. Each of the five movies shows her growing dependence for her vampire boyfriend. In the second movie ‘New Moon,’ she is infatuated with him to the point where she considers suicide when he leaves her.

The unhealthy relationship between the main characters dominated every silver screen over the course of four years. Adolescent girls (and some boys) fawned over the hauntingly beautiful cast and their odd relationships, wishing to have their own Edward or Jacob.

But as a reformed fangirl, I know better now.

In real life, if I were to have a relationship like Bella and Edward’s, I would be miserable. I would not be able to see my friends nor family. I would have to constantly lie and censor myself. And I would constantly try to live up to an expectation that I could never reach.

This twisted, manipulative and complicated relationship that Bella and Edward possess hardly promotes feminism in the slightest.

With Twilight’s entirety based off of a drunk-off-love girl falling in for a vampire, the five selected female directors have a lot of work to do in order to convince their older audience members that the saga supports their cause.

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