Whether you have a daughter, a niece, a granddaughter or are infatuated with this saga yourself, one thing is for certain, The Twilight Saga series by Stephenie Meyer has become a cult phenomenon. The question is: Why?
For so many young women/teens/girls it’s not that they have a deep abiding need to be a vampire or at least in love with one, it’s the fact that two people could have a level of passion and desire for each other that could stand the test of time. Most women have a need to know that such love and tenacity can exist as that which lies between the lead characters Bella and Edward.
Obviously the story itself is fiction and when reading the books and watching the movies one knows this, but most young women can’t help but find themselves with a longing to know that depth of emotion in a relationship. Young men may find it daunting trying to fill Edward’s shoes. This is something that women need to be mindful of – the difference between fantasy and reality and how it plays out in a real-world relationship.
Truth – it’s a beautiful and romantic notion to want to recreate the heat and passion that an author or screenwriter may envision while creating a storyline. Unfortunately back on Earth most men would rather watch Sports Center and eat pizza than read poetry while curled up by the fire, noshing on chocolate covered strawberries. A really great guy may pull out all the stops and try to recreate a fantasy for you for one evening, but expecting a man to be dark, haunting, attentive, old-world and fixated 24/seven is asking for a quick ending to the relationship.
If women get upset when a man compares their physicality to Jessica Alba, Beyonce, or Selma Hayek, whatever their personal preference may be, don’t men have the equal right to be upset when women expect them to behave as fictional characters who don’t have to go to work and pay the bills? Furthermore why is it that women find men intoxicating in books and movies when they are all of the previously described; dark, haunting, attentive, old-world and fixated yet when they actually meet a man like that they’re then described as creepy and a stalker?
Knowing how to find the balance between the fantasy men who are yes – delectable and the truth of real-world men who are in their own right sensationally delicious is what will enable you to have a strong relationship. Sharing with him what you dream of and would appreciate and then giving him the room to show you that side of him without nagging will yield massive gains and a deeper, more passionate relationship which is what you were looking for in the first place.
Another point is recognizing that while you may find movies such as the Twilight Saga a not-to-be-missed box office smash, most likely your boyfriend, fiancé or husband will not agree. He may go to appease you, but equal compromise should be given at some point on your part as well. It’s also perfectly acceptable to have a night out with just your friends to enjoy the two-hour fantasy or even go alone. Escape into that world and then return to your real life partner who truly, deeply loves you in his own way.
In Tampa you can see the third in the series of the Twilight movies, “Eclipse,” at:
AMC Theatres Veterans Freeway 24
Muvico Centro – Ybor
Cobb Cinebistro @ Hyde Park
AMC Theatres West Shore Plaza 14
Fun-Lan Drive In
Regal Cinemas University 16
AMC Theatres Regency 20
Regal Cinemas Citrus Park Mall 20
Muvico Starlight 20
Park Place Stadium 16
If you do not see your nearest theater in the above list for the Tampa Bay area then check your local listings at MovieFone.com.
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