Is it just me or has Kristen Stewart been looking her best ever while doing the “Breaking Dawn” publicity circuit? She’s obviously very attractive, but some of her past appearances have made me cringe just because she looks so damn uncomfortable. I don’t keep up with “Twilight,” but I do keep up with celeb style, and the photos of Kristen in J. Mendel at the U.S. premiere made my jaw drop. Kristen looks gorgeous and glamorous while still managing to maintain her punky, not-overdone allure.
One thing I’ve noticed from her most recent ensembles is that she’s grown into a master of a feminine style that alludes to goth without bringing Hot Topic to mind. Classy, clean goth? What a feat! I love what Kristen does with her girly-goth sensibilities, so I’m breaking it down into tips and tricks we can all use to channel the look. (Flawless British boyfriend not required, but always preferred.) Keep reading »
“I don’t know about “role model.” But I do think she’s an incredibly strong female character, who has a sense of what she wants, and what’s right, and goes after it. I find her extremely heroic in this movie, because she is thinking about sacrificing any kind of sense of safety in the service of something that she thinks of as more important than herself. But that’s just the physical thing she goes through. And then in the second part of it, when she turns into a fierce kind of warrior vampire goddess. It’s an extraordinary kind of journey for this character who started out in such an ordinary way.”
— Bill Condon, who directed “Breaking Dawn: Part 1,” answers the age-old question about whether Bella is “good” or “bad” for women. Look, I’m as interested in depictions of women in pop culture as the next feminist. There’s no question that these narratives influence us to varying degrees. With that being said… Keep reading »
“Twilight: Breaking Dawn” doesn’t come out for another few days, but that hasn’t stopped rabid fans of the series from camping out in front of the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles in anticipation of the movie premiere. And oh, they’re not just camping, they’re plotting, planning, and wearing wedding dresses. They’re making elaborate collages and totems to their gods, the stars of the “Twilight” franchise. Check out the fruits of their dedication in this slideshow.
The black carpet premiere of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1″ just wrapped, and we have all the photos of the red carpet. Read more…
“What is a ‘gay sensibility’? It’s just a sensibility, but part of who you are is that you’re gay. So in a way, yes and no — you know? Now I’ve got to read it and hear what he said. But you know, I think what’s legitimate about it is that the thing that’s really remarkable about ‘Twilight,’ to me, is that it’s not necessarily about teenage boys’ concerns. Certainly that’s an aspect of it with Jacob and the wolves and all that, but it really puts things that are more explicitly female center-stage in a tent pole that a ton of people go to see. I think probably that stuff interests me more than another comic book action movie might, or blowing up trains and things. So in a way, I can see that that makes some sense.”
— “Twilight”‘s Kellan Lutz is probably never allowed to talk to the media again after he said openly gay “Breaking Dawn: Part 1” director Bill Condon brought a “gay sensibility” to the film. In fairness, Kellan was talking to The Advocate, a gay lifestyle magazine. But Movieline pressed Condon about the “gay sensibility” line and this was his kind of jumbled and indirect response. But it’s nevertheless interesting that from a Hollywood blockbuster point of view, a film not being about “teenage boys’ concerns” is the anomaly — and therefore it’s not really weird that a gay man is directing a film for teen girls. (Whatever. We always thought those werewolves were kinda homoerotic.) [Movieline] Keep reading »