Twilight’s bad influence on teens

By Nicholas Guldin
August 23, 2010


Bella tries to get Edward to have sex with her? Say what? It is true. In the third book and movie “Eclipse,” Bella wants to have sex for the first time before she is transformed into a vampire, so she can get the full human experience (add wink face here). According to Arts and Entertainment web site, “Twilight’s” target audience is, “female tweens (10-12 year olds), teenagers, and early twenty-somethings.”

Premarital sex is not the message “Twilight” should be sending this young and impressionable audience. Thankfully Edward denied Bella while she was on this hormonal rampage or else our younger viewers may have been without tickets to the possible rated-R film.


I can’t say I know how it feels to be a young teenage woman but I’ve seen time and time again, through friends and family, how wrapped up young people can get from movies and books. Young people strive to be like the characters they see and admire.

In this case Bella (18-years-old) and Edward (human years: 17-years-old/vampire years: 107-years-old) plan their marriage at an extremely young age, which I’m sure does not bode well with the parents of tweens and teens who want their kids to refrain from making such a major decision so young.

BOOKS AND FILM claims that “Twilight” is one of the best books of the decade. Something about this just feels wrong to me. The majority of the United States sits and reads worthless literature about supernatural creatures falling in love with humans. No wonder China is so much more technologically advanced than we are. Stephenie Meyer, author of the “Twilight” series, should feel blessed that she caught the attention of the horny females in this world because her poor writing would have gotten her no where otherwise.

Nicholas Guldin

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