Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Twilight Double Standard

I was rushing around the house, waving my arms and yelling (in a nice get your butt in gear way) at my entire family. It was Sunday night and I needed everyone in the van. My nauseatingly creative friend, Lil had offered me her homemade stencils to make a Breaking Dawn t-shirt. I had no clue what the stencils even were, but I know Lil and they would have to be genius. The stencils were across town and I needed them.

We all raced down the 215 towards Henderson. I leaned forward in my seat, Twilight sparkle in my twitching eye. Must get the stencils. Nic turned to me and said, "You know, if I was going to wait in line all night with my guy friends to see the latest Megan Fox movie, clad in my homemade t-shirt you would have a fit. There's such a double standard."

I sighed. Edward and I don't have time for this trivial banter.

I tried to explain. It isn't that I lay awake nights thinking in a lusty way about Rob Pattinson. Honestly, Edward could be played by any fool, and I'd feel the same way. It's the romance. It's the story. I get drunk on it over and over. AND I'LL MAKE NO APOLOGIES FOR IT!

Take the old BBC version of Pride and Prejudice. No insult intended on Colin Firth, but he's not the epitome of a manly man. His jaw is not chiseled. He boasts no biceps or washboard abs. But he melts my innards every time I watch it. It's the romance! It's dreamy, so intoxicating. When I see him in that movie...I don't feel about him the way every red-blooded male feels about Megan Fox when she emerges from the explosion in a torn tank top and all dewy with sparkling sweat. It's DIFFERENT! It's the delicious, heady perfume of out -of- this world romance that I love. Not a lusty obsession.

So yes, I will wait in line for hours tonight in my homemade t-shirt. I will cat call and squeal. I will claw the arm next to me when Bella says "I do". And I will come home and crawl in bed with my guy and thank the Lord that he is mine.

It's not a double standard. It's Twilight.


Chris and Kara said...

Amen sista! Thanks for a great post and saying it just the way it is :). That's exactly how I feel. SO excited for tonight and all that glorious romance! Squeal ;).

Tiffany said...

Hahaha. You are so funny. I am one of those extreme Twilight haters, but I thought this post was fabulous fabulous fabulous. :) I hope you had fun with your friends!

Lisa said...

Funny, I just posted about this same thing on my blog, but you say it SO MUCH BETTER!

I'm so glad you love Twilight and Edward as much as I do! ;)

Julina said...

HAHAHAH! Best blog I've read in a long time. I can hear your voice and I'm suddenly missing Young Womens. Who ever misses YW? Me. I'm not waiting in line cuz some of us have to wake up and work for 8 hours tomorrow, but right after work, you know it.

Kacey Nielsen said...

My husband will never understand this concept. Seriously, never.

You just get me Angie.

Wildwood Flower said...

While I don't have the same affection for Twilight as you do, I will read every single thing you write about it because I am now in love with your love of the movie!

Christene said...

Hearing you loud and clear. You put it so eloquently - we're all about the romance and plenty of it.