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Twilight mums: Why are middle-aged women falling for a big-screen vampire?
Daily Mail ^ | July 1, 2010 | Linda Papadopoulos

Posted on 07/01/2010 5:34:39 AM PDT by C19fan

My friend Sarah looked me in the eye with an intensity I have rarely seen in the many years I have known her.

Then she confessed: 'I have a secret. I am in love with a 17-year-old vampire called Edward Cullen. I think about him . . . dream about him. I have his photo on my desk, and his picture is my computer screensaver.'

Worryingly, not only did I immediately know who she was talking about, but I heard myself declaring (several octaves higher than my normal speaking voice): 'I know! How amazing was it when he growled at the werewolf and protected Bella from the red-eyed vampire?'

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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cougar; cougars; courgars; immatureadults; juvenilewomen; oldbiddies; romanticizedsillies; twilight; utterlydisgusting
Cue SNL Star Trek convention skit.
1 posted on 07/01/2010 5:34:44 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Cause middle-aged men lusting after 17-year-old girls is icky.


2 posted on 07/01/2010 5:35:42 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: C19fan

3 posted on 07/01/2010 5:37:08 AM PDT by TSgt (We will always be prepared, so we may always be free. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: SoothingDave
Cause middle-aged men lusting after 17-year-old girls is icky.

The term pedophile comes to mind....

4 posted on 07/01/2010 5:37:45 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: C19fan

5 posted on 07/01/2010 5:38:13 AM PDT by TSgt (We will always be prepared, so we may always be free. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: SoothingDave
Cause middle-aged men lusting after 17-year-old girls is icky.

I agree, the girls should be at least 18. ;)

6 posted on 07/01/2010 5:38:44 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: C19fan
LOL. Stephanie Meyer's Twilight books, which I loved BTW, have added Heaven knows how much to this nation's GDP. God bless her :)
7 posted on 07/01/2010 5:38:50 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 250 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: C19fan
Twilight mums: Why are middle-aged women falling for a big-screen vampire?

Cause he loves to neck and can perform all night long?

8 posted on 07/01/2010 5:39:27 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: C19fan
http://www.twilightmoms.com/

9 posted on 07/01/2010 5:41:09 AM PDT by TSgt (We will always be prepared, so we may always be free. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: C19fan

I don’t swing that way,
But I am with Team Jacob.
His muscles got muscles!


10 posted on 07/01/2010 5:41:53 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gov. Chris Christie (R) won the NJ-6 held by Rep. Frank Pallone (D) by a 15.5% margin!)
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To: C19fan
Then she confessed: 'I have a secret. I am in love with a 17-year-old vampire called Edward Cullen. I think about him . . .

No different from the cult-like devotion that put the 47-year-old vampire into the White House in 2008.

11 posted on 07/01/2010 5:41:57 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: C19fan
It's role reversal. A young guy sucking the life blood out of an older woman.

To see the reverse, just go to any courtroom where a divorce trial is going on.

12 posted on 07/01/2010 5:42:42 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: C19fan

last year, a woman I work with started showing a bit of interest in me. (I’m no casanova, but there’s no accounting for some things, I guess.) It might have gone somewhere, but she was one of those grownup twilight fanatics, and it was an immediate turnoff. The lady I’m seeing now has no interest whatsoever in vampires—nor Sex and the City either, for that matter. I’m very fortunate.


13 posted on 07/01/2010 5:42:56 AM PDT by balch3
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To: C19fan

Strictly speaking, Edward Cullen is a Hundred and Nine...


14 posted on 07/01/2010 5:44:22 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gov. Chris Christie (R) won the NJ-6 held by Rep. Frank Pallone (D) by a 15.5% margin!)
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To: TSgt

Yea, one of those “twilight moms” called the police on my daughter and her friends becuase they saved a space in line for 2 others so they could sit together at the midnight movie. The 2 did move to the end of the line, but left their sweatshirts so the girls could save their seats anyway.

She said some LADY got all bent out of shape... LMAO!


15 posted on 07/01/2010 5:44:47 AM PDT by VastRWCon
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To: C19fan
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16 posted on 07/01/2010 5:46:21 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: dfwgator

18’s the limit only if you want to take pictures. ;-)


17 posted on 07/01/2010 5:48:00 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: ScottinVA
>>>> "No different from the cult-like devotion that put the 47-year-old vampire into the White House in 2008." <<<<

The Cult of Personality in politics, and the Cult of Celebrity in popular culture . . . . .

Didn't middleaged women also faun all over their movie star idols from Hollywood in the 1930s? Wasn't that the SAME type of fanfare as here?

I think it's distasteful and representative of a vapid insipid immature population, but I'm not sure that this is anything remotely 'new.' And I think that it correlates with the huge segment of adults who are addicted to televised serial soap operas, but I might be mistaken.

18 posted on 07/01/2010 5:48:16 AM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: C19fan
"Cue SNL Star Trek convention skit."

I really wish someone would put a copy of that on YouTube or somewhere.

19 posted on 07/01/2010 5:48:19 AM PDT by BlueLancer (I'm getting a fine tootsy-frootsying right here...)
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To: stylecouncilor

LOL. Think of all the jobs and revenue sales of that stuff creates :)


20 posted on 07/01/2010 5:50:29 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 250 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: C19fan

In the first movie they mentioned the two counties I spent all of my 25 and under life in. I loved the music from the first two since I play piano and guitar. My grand daughter, her mom and my wife all love the Twilight series and the third book with battle in it was my early favorite. Ok I will admit it...they won’t be just dragging me to this one. I am looking forward to this movie, sappy love stuff and all.


21 posted on 07/01/2010 5:50:35 AM PDT by badpacifist (Life is short and hard... Bad decisions make life is shorter and harder)
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To: BlueLancer; C19fan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekKsuoYjrqY


22 posted on 07/01/2010 5:51:29 AM PDT by TSgt (We will always be prepared, so we may always be free. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: C19fan

This is an interesting social phenomenon. Grown women’s going bonkers over celebrities is not new ... Franz Liszt, for example ... but having it be a fictional character is slightly novel. (I’m so funny ;-).

For the record, I don’t think either of the young men is at all attractive. If I were going to sigh over a movie character, it would be Lucius Malfoy, with that gorgeous silver hair.


23 posted on 07/01/2010 5:53:08 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Your shipment of failure to take a nap has arrived. It's whiny.)
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To: stylecouncilor

That’s just wrong.


24 posted on 07/01/2010 5:53:27 AM PDT by TSgt (We will always be prepared, so we may always be free. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: C19fan

Jack Crow: You ever seen a vampire?
Father Adam Guiteau: No I haven't.
Jack Crow: No... Well first of all, they're not romatic.
Its not like they're a bunch of f**kin' fags hoppin' around in
rented formal wear and seducing everybody in sight with cheesy
Euro-trash accents, all right? Forget whatever you've seen in the movies:
they don't turn into bats, crosses don't work. Garlic? You wanna try garlic?
You could stand there with garlic around your neck and one of these buggers
will bend you f**king over and take a walk up your strada-chocolata
WHILE he's suckin' the blood outta your neck, all right? And they don't
sleep in coffins lined in taffata. You wanna kill one, you drive a wooden
stake right through his f**kin' heart.
Sunlight turns 'em into crispy critters.
25 posted on 07/01/2010 5:54:51 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (30-year smoker, E-Cigs helped me quit, and O wants me back smoking again?)
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To: stylecouncilor

Guilty


26 posted on 07/01/2010 5:56:45 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: C19fan

27 posted on 07/01/2010 6:02:18 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced, tattooed, pierced, harley hatin, meghan mccain luvin', smoker and pit bull owner..what?)
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To: TSgt
Even more wrong:

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28 posted on 07/01/2010 6:04:17 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: N. Theknow

Yeah but he never takes you to breakfast the next day.


29 posted on 07/01/2010 6:08:25 AM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: dfwgator

Eighteen to eighty, blind, crippled or crazy. Although sometimes I think they’re all crazy.


30 posted on 07/01/2010 6:09:28 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan

crazy is the nice part they don’t take you to the cleaners.


31 posted on 07/01/2010 6:16:40 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: VastRWCon

Well not only “twilight” moms would have complained about the line ‘crowding’ though calling the police seems extreme. I just buy tickets for everyone so that not everyone has to wait in line, the others can browse or sit inside the Lobby until the tickets are paid for; then we go in together.


32 posted on 07/01/2010 6:17:09 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (Mike Mathis is my name,opinions are my own,subject to flaming when deserved!)
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To: C19fan

Simple answer, not all nuts come from trees.


33 posted on 07/01/2010 6:19:02 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: C19fan
Why are middle-aged women falling for a big-screen vampire?

Because they have been steeped in feminist crap for their entire lives so they couldn't get a man their age even using handcuffs and leg irons?

34 posted on 07/01/2010 6:26:09 AM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: stylecouncilor

Heard a hilarious comment on sports radio station The Fan in Dallas last night. They were discussing the whole “vampire attraction” phenomenon with women and taking calls and texts on the subject. One listener texted in —

“Twilight” is like soccer: you have all these people running around for two hours, nobody scores, and the billion fans try to tell you that you just don’t understand its greatness.

LOL!


35 posted on 07/01/2010 6:28:45 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: central_va
It's role reversal. A young guy sucking the life blood out of an older woman. To see the reverse, just go to any courtroom where a divorce trial is going on.

LOL!

36 posted on 07/01/2010 6:38:43 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: absolootezer0

I like soccer, but that’s a funny quote.


37 posted on 07/01/2010 6:49:47 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: C19fan

Because they cant get laid? Geez. I saw the second one with a friend. Not impressed. Edward even looks dead. yuk.

I’ll keep my boyfriend thank you. He’s 61, very good shape, works out 4 hours a day. Real flesh and blood.


38 posted on 07/01/2010 6:56:33 AM PDT by waxer1 ( "The Bible is the rock on which our republic rests." -Andrew Jackson)
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To: C19fan
The only known predator of the vampire, The Werecougar.
39 posted on 07/01/2010 7:00:04 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: C19fan

Oh, good grief. Even my teenage daughters are over it at this point. They read all the books, saw the first movie, but now are just “whatever” about it.


40 posted on 07/01/2010 7:46:49 AM PDT by greatplains
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To: stylecouncilor

ping


41 posted on 07/01/2010 8:03:01 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: GonzoGOP

Now that’s funny!


42 posted on 07/01/2010 9:15:53 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: C19fan
*Sigh* Is it any wonder the Kenyan was elected with nitwits like these women voting.
43 posted on 07/01/2010 10:37:56 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Gus the Scotty dog likes cheese!)
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To: C19fan
Because middle-age mums have been dabbling in the "coffee-klatch-occult" for quite awhile now, all with guided group approval, matching pantsuits and meticulous lessons in depravity...


44 posted on 07/01/2010 11:21:33 AM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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