Articles tagged twilight, backlash, gender issues

Twilight: III: Beneath Trident’s Tomb

Twilight have slammed the tomb shut and are hostile to all visitors, leaving a disconnect between the listener and the songs outside of “Oh Wretched Son” and “A Flood of Eyes”.

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Body Politic: Rihanna’s Interview with Oprah, Kristen Stewart’s Fall from Grace and the Hook Up Cult

This week Flashpoints looks at the female body politic that is reflected in the hall of mirrors of pop culture. Our gaze is cast on what we think we see of Rihanna, Kristen Stewart, and the Fifty Shades of Gray phenomenon.

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6 Aug 2012 // 11:09 PM

Lesser Shades of Jane

Why the girls of Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey can’t stand up to 19th century romantic heroines...

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Zealot Zombies vs. Apolitical Vampires: Bruce LaBruce’s Political Enlivenment of the Undead

Bruce LaBruce's pornographic zombie films are politically and artistically engaged in ways in which too few contemporary horror narratives are.

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‘Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bête)’: At Odds with Itself

Jean Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast remains a bizarre, eerie and unusual film, filled with dark characters, troubling themes and some truly awe-inspiring visuals.

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‘Let Me In’ Is a Refreshingly Bloody Coming of Age Love Story/Revenge Fantasy

Let Me In, the inevitable American remake of the 2008 Swedish vampire arthouse hit Let the Right One In, more than holds its own against the nearly perfect original.

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22 Dec 2010 // 4:30 AM

The Year in Music: March 2010

Records were broken and notable songs were released in March 2010, which is the latest focus of our look at the year’s biggest events in

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From Old World Underground to Hollywood (and Back): Metric’s New Wave Adventure

Emily Haines' journey with her band Metric has taken her everywhere from on stage with Lou Reed in Sydney, Australia to writing songs for teenage vampires in Hollywood. But all roads continue to lead back to her Toronto home.

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Girl-Gothic: Five Minutes with Meg Cabot

Vampire stories may have been around for centuries, but it’s undeniable that they’ve never been quite this popular.

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Rewinding ‘Parenthood’: “Lost and Found”

No cliffhangers or big surprises in the season finale

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Forever Meddling: An Interview with Blake Judd of Nachtmystium

The leader of Nachtmystium and Twilight finds himself at a creative peak with the release of two major new albums that give the finger to genre purists.

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17 May 2010 // 10:00 PM

Afraid of a Ghost: Inside the ‘All Apologies’ Meme

Why did the Robert-Pattinson-as-Kurt-Cobain myth take in more people than any April Fool? Because it seemed too uncomfortably true to be bullshit.

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20 Questions: Steve Schiltz of the Hurricane Bells

Longwave frontman Steve Schiltz took time off from his main band to form Hurricane Bells and wound up on the New Moon soundtrack.

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LOS ANGELES — A hallway at the Four Seasons Hotel room lined with shoes of various shapes and colors leads to Ashley Greene, who’s become

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LOS ANGELES — Nikki Reed, who reprises her role of Rosalie in “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” is trying still to find that line between how

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16 Nov 2009 // 11:00 AM

‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’ - The Music (videos / streams)

The long-awaited, at least in some quarters, new Twilight movie hits theatres later this week, but the hype has been going on seemingly forever. Part

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16 Nov 2009 // 6:21 AM

‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’: Love at second bite

Filmmaker Chris Weitz said that he knew the “Twilight” phenomenon had gone off the rails when the female immigration officer at the Canadian border already

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When “New Moon,” the second film installment of “The Twilight Saga,” premieres on Nov. 20, the weekend and possibly a couple weeks after, will belong to

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28 Sep 2009 // 1:10 PM

Right now, there are only three kinds of movie fans in the world. First, there are the normal people who just live their lives. They

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Vampires, zombies, the occult: When life is in tumult, pop-cult goes undead

Pop culture is dripping, dripping, with the occult. The book and movie of “Twilight” have become instant megahits, HBO’s “True Blood” is one of

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Double Take: 'The French Connection' (1971)

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"You pick your feet in Poughkeepsie, and we pick The French Connection for Double Take #18.

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