This time the vampire commentary comes in the form of a brilliant youtube video I’ve shared again and again (but not on this blog) whenever the opportunity arises. And alas, after Alt-mentalities brilliant post, the opportunity has once again arisen. If you’ve not read it yet, I recommend doing so before viewing this. Just seems like the right order of things. So yeah, read this first, and then enjoy the below video.
In this re-imagined narrative, Edward Cullen from the Twilight Series meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It’s an example of transformative storytelling serving as a pro-feminist visual critique of Edward’s character and generally creepy behavior. Seen through Buffy’s eyes, some of the more sexist gender roles and patriarchal Hollywood themes embedded in the Twilight saga are exposed – in hilarious ways. Ultimately this remix is about more than a decisive showdown between the slayer and the sparkly vampire. It also doubles as a metaphor for the ongoing battle between two opposing visions of gender roles in the 21ist century.
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