'Trampire:' Why the Public Slut Shaming of Kristen Stewart Matters for Young Women

SanFranciscoZionist9/09/2012 12:13:07 pm PDT

re: #7 JamesWI

So again, the double standard is completely unfair bullshit. The director deserves to be shamed as much as Stewart. But I think the backlash to the slut-shaming is making it seem like there shouldn’t really be any shame, when I think there clearly should be plenty of shame …..just for both sides, not just one.

From their family and friends, maybe. From me…why should I even know or care? Maybe it was better when Hollywood presented perfect images of stars, and you never knew who was gay or cheating or whatever. They’re products, not people, to us film-goers, and what they really do in private is none of ours.

I think Stewart is getting it in the teeth because of the pathological cult around Twilight. She’s not Kristen Stewart, she’s Bella, the author/reader insert from hell. She’s not making out with someone who’s not her boyfriend, she’s cheating on Edward. This pair of twenty-something film actors have had this imaginary ‘perfect’ (actually deeply screwed up) relationship projected onto them, and the only thing they could do to appease the insane fans is to get married, drink blood, and have an adorable little girl together, because that’s what the movie characters do.

(Pattinson apparently despises his character to the depth of his soul. It’s been suggested that he does the part well because Edward’s self-loathing seems awfully realistic when played by an actor who thinks the guy he’s playing is scum.)

((Pattinson was such a handsome boy in Harry Potter. I’d like to see him again in a part where he isn’t covered with white pancake makeup. It doesn’t make him look sexy, it just makes him look dead. Which is actually not as sexy as Twilight wants it to be. Thank God for Taylor Lautner.))