Magazine December 21, 2009, Issue

No Surrender

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in Twilight (Summit Entertainment/IMDb)

I know what I’m supposed to tell you about the outrageously successful Twilight movies — the second, New Moon, did $140 million in business in its first weekend alone — which sprang from the wildly successful Twilight books, which sprang in turn from the pen of one Stephenie Meyer, a cherubic Mormon mother of three. I’m supposed to say that whatever you think of the overwrought text, the subtext is a cultural conservative’s dream. I’m supposed to talk about how the Twilight saga throws a supernatural cloak over a story that’s explicitly pro-abstinence, pro-romance, pro-monogamy, and pro-marriage. I’m supposed

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