Wednesday, November 25, 2009


In “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” the boys preen way more than the girls. Robert Pattinson’s Edward has the stylish wardrobe, the eyeliner, the rouge, the lip gloss and the perfect hair, while Taylor Lautner’s Jake spends most of his time whipping off his shirt in the rain so his abs can sparkle. At the screening I attended, dozens of teen girls squealed multiple times at the sight of Pattinson walking in slow motion, Lautner flexing his pecs. The only thing missing was a cameo by the Jonas Brothers. In the meantime, Kristen Stewart’s Bella is now 18, but she wears no discernible makeup, dresses like a 12-year-old boy and has two moods: pouting and sullen. No wonder 14-year-old girls love these books and movies. The female lead isn’t threatening, and the boys are studly and always fighting over her. -Richard Roeper

This has to make you laugh. 
OK. So in your fantasy movie the male lead is old and balding and all the hot chicks love him because he is so hot and not because of his money?
How many movies have you seen where the main actress is much more attractive than her male counterpart? Transformers anyone? The Da Vinci Code? Anything with Nicolas Cage? These actors with hair plugs run around with actresses half their age and it is perfectly normal and encouraged. Everything I have heard about this movies seems to have all the male critics in an uproar. The books make us swoon. So does this damn movie. Get over it. You can have your fantasies where Megan Fox would actually love Shia Lebouf or where Sean Connery is banging Catherine Zeta Jones. Shut the fuck up and let me have my fantasy about naked werewolves. 
Just because you think women are not part of the demographic we are. Cater to us we will pay.