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Twilight Screenwriter Admits The Series Is Garbage.

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It's pretty sad when even the writer herself realizes what she's producing is trash!

Melissa Rosenberg, the poor woman who went from being praised for her writing on Dexter to being cursed with the task of trying to make Stephenie Meyer's shiteous Twilight novels watchable on screen, is admitting that there's nothing particularly good about the sparkly vampire attack against women.

She says:

"Is it high art? No. But it's not trying to be."

Nobody says it has to be, bb! But it should at least try to be watchable!

Guess you don't really have to make the effort when there's a built-in audience of middle-aged moms clinging to their youth who are willing to line up days before the premiere, just to see a movie about a push-over of a young woman with no personality getting controlled by a possessive vampire who only likes her because he wants to eat her!

That shiz sells itself! Bwa ha ha!

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98 comments to “Twilight Screenwriter Admits The Series Is Garbage.”

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  2. 2

    Weren't you all obsessed with Twilight before?

  3. 3

    Either you are bi polar or your writers don't consult each other. "shiteous" novels? All we ever saw on here for months and months was TWILIGHT OMG TWILIGHT and now bc you hate Kristen (bc the hot sparkly guy might be sticking his sparkle peen in her) you hate the whole series? Maybe I just was really drunk before and not reading right or you are bad at sarcasm. But I'm pretty sure you were a Twihard when the movies were first out.

  4. 4


  5. 5

    wtf!? she is the one who makes the movies horrible! her crappy writing ruins all the movies! wtf

  6. 6

    Holy shit why do you hate on Twilight so much yet in every other post you are excited to see Eclipse?!

    Like Lady GaGa is fine art? HA!


  7. 7

    You evil little man.

  8. 8

    I told you it sucked go waste your money idiots.

  9. 9

    Books = OK
    Movies = SHIT

  10. 10

    Hey fat boy, quit trying to trash Stephenie Meyer. Your books suck, I would never buy YOUR books. The screenwriter SUCKS anyway.

  11. 11

    ugh!! the series is not garbage!! it is genius!! screw her and everyone who hates twilight!!

  12. 12

    The books are quite magical, but the screen writer seems to suck all of the magic out of the movies. She leaves a lot of the really special moments out.

    And by the way, you are an asshole Perez or whoever writes this shit - not high art. So suck it!

  13. 13

    I notice how you can take a simple quote and twist it to say something deeper. I don't know why you feel the need to do this. There are much more interesting stories to report on without twisting someone's words. If Melissa really thought they were rubbish and tarnishing her career do you really think she's risk her reputation? I admit i like the books but they are not masterpieces in literature. They are just a lovely story about young love that last forever. Women of all ages relate to it because we've all had the first heartbreaking love and besides who wouldn't want to be young and beautiful forever?

  14. 14

    Hmmmm, I think Perez is bipolar and that's why he can't find anyone to date him. No wonder you are single.

  15. 15

    people are stupid. you can like twilight but still know it's complete shit. honestly, it's one of the worst written novels i've ever read, literally. but i still didn't mind it, because it's entertaining. the same goes for the shitty movie! the writing, acting, and directing are all a complete train-wreck! but the movie is still SO entertaining.

  16. 16

    The books are great, the MOVIE is SHITEOUS!!! They cut out so many pivotal parts! It's like they didn't read the f*cking thing!

  17. 17

    Is it high art? No. But it's not trying to be.

    Saying it is not high art is not the same as saying it's trash.

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  19. 19

    I tried reading it. I got to page five and said "Nope, I just can't do it" Read some better books…please….please….*fervently begs*

  20. 20

    stephanie meyer just isnt a good writer and bella is the most pathetic person ive ever read about.

  21. 21

    You don't have to think something is good to like it. That's why it's called a guilty pleasure. I like the first twilight movie. I know how terrible it is. Also, the screenwriter doesn't make it bad. In an adaptation from a novel, the screenwriter only has so much freedom. She has to stick to the books and, unfortunately, she was given absolute garbage to work with. Stephanie Meyer is a sad excuse for an author.

  22. 22

    I have long suspected that English is not your first language. How else do you explain the translation of "not being high art" to trash? Do you consider Iron Man 2 high art? No, but it's still a great film. What I believe she is trying to say is that these films aren't Revolutionary Road or Precious. They're not meant to be. You constantly twist people's words into extreme polar opposites. Maybe you didn't graduate from high school. People surf your site for pictures and links to music and videos. Why don't you keep you moronic opinions to yourself? The talk backs are alway full of people who are telling you to shut it. Take a hint much? Oh, and stop calling people names. It seems to confirm that you never got out of junior high.

  23. 23

    "Guess you don't really have to make the effort when there's a built-in audience of middle-aged moms clinging to their youth who are willing to line up days before the premiere, just to see a movie about a push-over of a young woman with no personality getting controlled by a possessive vampire who only likes her because he wants to eat her!"

    Have you even READ the books? And have you seen the pictures of people lined up and camped out? Because they all look like teenagers to me. And try reading it before you spew a crap summary that is not even on point with the book.

  24. 24

    She didn't say once that it was garbage. Stop reading into stuff. Seriously.

  25. 25

    I look on perez everytime I go on the computer, but you can't keep going on about twilight, saying it's shit because it's not! First of all, unless your a teenage girl your clearly not the target audience, and in my opinion the films are one thing and the books are another. The screen writer said that it wasn't high art but that it wasn't trying to be, nowhere in that sentance did she say it's shit.

    Please stop saying these things about twilight becuase it's starting to bore me now!

  26. 26

    ok, anyone who says Twilight is a literary masterpiece is just being ridiculous - but that doesn't mean that the story/films aren't entertaining! I'll admit then when I read the books there were some parts I just cringed at (same goes for some of the acting in the movies! I'm looking at you ms. stewart), but that didn't stop me from becoming enthralled & wanting to know what happens next… People just need to accept twilight for what it is - so twihards stop pretending like stephenie meyer is some genius, & haters just get over it already!

  27. 27

    Perez, darling… As you well know high art is overated. The books are not literary masterpieces, yet they have moved millions of women of all ages, and have inspired a whole generation to READ. Elitist comments just don't suit you, or your style.

  28. 28

    Without Catherine Hardwicke as the director the last movies are garbage!

  29. 29

    Twilight is trash.

  30. 30

    You need better writers who actually confer with each other and you. And how do you make a leap to "trash" with that quote? It's amazing that you make money from such substandard writing.

  31. 31

    why are you such a fucktard? one minute you love the books and the next you are hating on it. maybe you should talk to your writers about putting the correct opinion on your posts..and plus..pretty sure they dont care what you think seeing as they are raking in the dough..

  32. 32

    maybe she was starving? I don't know why someone would take on Twilight if they want to be called a screenwriter…

  33. 33

    you've twisted the words completely = lame
    and twilight isn't shit because if it was would it be a bestseller
    its not the best book in the world but its not shit either
    why dont you write a book and see how well that does

  34. 34

    "Guess you don't really have to make the effort when there's a built-in audience of middle-aged moms clinging to their youth who are willing to line up days before the premiere"

    What the hell kind of movie am I supposed to like? Isn't every movie about slipping into an alternate world for a while? What alternate world do you approve of? I'm seriously wondering about you lately, Perez. You've got such venom spewing. Thats going to fucking cause cancer if you don't get control of it…

  35. 35

    Wow, did ANY of you even read the article this is linked to? She's not talking badly about the series or even TWILIGHT by it's self. She's talking about the critics & their reviews!! Here's the full article:

    Twilight Screenwriter: It's Not Trying To Be Gandhi
    Melissa Rosenberg, who wrote the first three Twilight movies — and is working on the fourth and fifth — feels slightly sensitive about the fact that critics trash the films, especially since she previously wrote for well-loved show Dexter.

    She says of the vampire flicks: "Is it high art? No. But it's not trying to be." Unfortunately, trashing the movies gets to her, she tells the Wall Street Journal. "It sinks in a lot more than the praise. It speaks to the inner demons that say I'm a hack anyway. I have to not listen to it."

    The way Rosenberg deals wit the haters is actually great advice for anyone:

    "The key to success," she said, "is delusional optimism. Some people call it resilience. You're lying there bleeding on the ground and you basically have to say, 'Maybe tomorrow will be better.'"
    And! Since the sparklevamp movies break box-office records, when Rosenberg feels like weeping, she can cry all the way to the bank.

  36. 36

    Ok, not a twi-hard here but I've read the books. they're not the most beautifully written, but the movies are worse in so many ways… It should be Meyers insulting Rosenberg, not the contrary…

  37. 37

    This rant you posted just proves to me that you have never read the books at all. It just proves that you do not know anything what you write about. All you do is cut and paste your stories from other sites and draw stupid doodles on people to get attention.

  38. 38

    perez has gotten ALOT MEANER the past week or so……..he tries to compete with Michael K perhaps who knows…….well I was shocked but loved the comment about the old women clinging onto their youth.So me likes evil Perez

  39. 39

    She didn't say it is garbage…..YOU did!

  40. 40

    Whoever the new writer is that keeps saying "Bwa ha ha!"……….could you please make him stop. It is so obnoxious and it makes me vomit just a little bit every time I read it.

    Also, where does she call it trash? Did you not print part of her quote? Am I missing something?

  41. 41

    Re: lalalahahaha

    Don't forget the horrible acting.

  42. 42

    Make up your mind whether you like this series or not. Or do you just like Rob Pattinson? What's with all the fucking Twilight posts all the time if it's so "shiteous"? This is YOUR site, Perez, so stop promoting things you think are shit. Who does that?

  43. 43

    the only demographic spending money are the dumd 12 and 14 year old's…so that's the kind of crap we all have to watch…same with American Idol

  44. 44

    Just because it was a best seller doesnt mean its good writing. It isnt good writing, Just had good timing with the release and such, after Harry Potter kids were itching for another fantasy story. And the screen writer wrote Party of Five, Dexter and other really good shows. But the Characters are really flat and hard to make up to the big screen.

  45. 45

    Can you even read?

  46. 46

    urm, i think you're kind of twisting her words right there a bit aren't you? and what would you know about the twilight novels, you thought that edward ate the baby out of bella fgs, shows how much you know! if 'not high art' means it's shitateous, then this website and the people you post about are in SERIOUS trouble.

  47. 47

    Well there's not much in our society that is high art so I don't think this criticesm is damaging…and the box office tells you how watchable it is.

  48. 48

    she never said it was garbage…she just said it's not trying to be art…

  49. 49

    saying something isn't high art isn't calling something trashy, idiot.

  50. 50

    I've always thought the screenplay was garbage. Or the screenwriter. The books have a cult-like following for a reason. The characters draw you in, it's highly imaginative, aka the stuff movies are made of. I'm a big fan of the Edward and Bella were poorly cast line as well but the screen writer has really boffed it all up from the beginning (and Dexter is awesome so how she's done that? who knows).

  51. 51

    Re: SteelPenguin – atleast you got to page 5.i couldnt even get past the 2nd page.

  52. 52

    PEREZ! lay off. Twilight is awesome. You're starting to make me angry. Cut the shit.

  53. 53

    LAY off Twilight Perez! Seriously. You are starting to make me angry. Ugh.

  54. 54

    Melissa Rosenberg is the one making it bad >:( Seriously, worst screenwriter they could've picked. The "You're pale white and ice cold" part was WAY more dramatic than it was supposed to be. They were supposed to be in a car, having a normal conversation. Also, Bella is supposed to be really sarcastic. When Edward leaves in New Moon, she wasn't as depressed as the movies made her out to be. And Edward is supposed to be kinda funny, too. The Lauren and Ben characters disappeared. Also, she misses out main scenes & puts pointless ones in. And Emmett is supposed to be funny. Alice is supposed to be a 'shopaholic'. So yeah… :/

  55. 55

    Re: burbinator2

    you wrote everything, as an aspirant writer, the first thing we learn is how to set up a novel just like twilight, it's so damn easy, and the worst part is, that novel is infectious, a writer (and the reader, of course) ends up addicted with this method, because isn't challenging at all, you can understand easily what's going on, and since you don't need to think, you can read an absurd amount of pages daily.But this method is only an exercise, shoudn't be marketed, there's not a single thing in that book, that makes it remarkable, (she delivered something three times better, with "the host", but still is a sketch), and they go and transform it into a movie…
    the final result could be a lot better, if the producers weren't seeking for money, but not just they used the most terrible skilled set of main actors(specially kristen stewart, that is more mecanic than a clock.), and the genericly(or generally, you choose) good, robert pattinson(that became the most marvelous actor in the world…), and i don't even wanna write about the indian part of the movie(that was a BIG insult to all the native indian culture in U.S), but it's entertaining, and adictive, my advice, if you do not know how to separate real life from fiction, stay away from twilight, or next thing you know, you'll be living in forks and driving a 1950's Chevy Truck…

  56. 56

    Pushover teen, possesive vampire????? do you read all the books? Its about 2 people who will do whatever it takes in the name of love. Im am 29 years old and a mother and I am a huge fan of twilight. Ive read the books more than once and watched Twilight and New Moon multiple times. And I know alot of 30 something women who have done the same. Its a fantasy, Stephanie Meyer wrote the books beautifully, shes a very talented author. And I love the movies as well, I love seeing my favore series come to life. If its "shit" as you call it why is it breaking records in the box office, why is it winning numerous awards. And alot of the awards it has won was voted on by the people. And honestly I'm tired of people ragging on Kristen Stewart, the character of bella is an awkward teen, who is clumsy, and nervous, and Kristen Stewart plays that character very well. She IS BELLA now get used to it and over it.

  57. Lolie says – reply to this


    So if a movie isn't high art it's garbage? Whatev.

  58. 7tizz says – reply to this


    Quote - "Is it high art? No. But it's not trying to be."

    I fail to see how this statement translates to her calling her work 'garbage' as you so incorrectly put it. Her target audience is teenage girls and housewives. Why would she try to push a screenplay that neither one of those groups cares about? That's like a spots announcer admitting that his commentary isn't high art either. Well duh, no shit sherlock - it doesn't have to be.

  59. 59

    One of the best series stories I've ever read. People who like moral and good love it, and there are a bunch of us. Unfortunately, in this business, the cast selection for the movie doesn't match the ideals portrayed in the book. Super talented actors, but upon promotional tours fans expected the cast to be like the characters in the books/movies. Too, too far from anything resembling the people in the books. Fans turned off by the reality of the cast, not by the movies. What a mess.

  60. 60

    For real, how do you go from being all obessed with Twilight to finally seeing it for the bullshit it really is?

  61. 61

    As I said, the character of the main character actors do not in anyway match the high ideals and character of their roles. That mismatching made a huge mess. We fans of the series are simply trying to overlook that huge error, since the actors are believable in their roles. Poor screenwriters and the rest don't "get" the series so they don't get "it" at all. If they stick to the story line of the books, we deep thinking readers will love the movie. Don't worry. We "get it."

  62. 62

    She's a terrible screenwriter, she's butchered the books!

  63. 63

    i love how you're obsessed with twilight & robert pattinson, yet you think twilight sucks? she didnt come out and say its garbage, she said its not "high art". she's right & you're just dumb.

  64. 64

    It's so obvious you have NOT read them. Before you go hating on something you might want to know what you're talking about.

  65. 65

    Who are you? Because you have me confused. You have been praising the twilight series for a couple years now. And now all of a sudden its shiteous? What is that word? I'm guessing that you only obsess over the movie because it has two young hunks in it (not my type) not because of its "stellar, oscar-worthy" story line and performances.
    May I introduce you to Sherrilyn Kenyon books? A series called The Dark Hunters. I think some good reading will do you good.

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  67. 67

    It is not the book or the screen writer. The problem is the bad acting….I'm speaking more to Kristen then any of them. Also, Kellan, Ashley are included in the bad acting catagory…

  68. 68

    Choose whether you like it or not and stick with it. It is a great book series.

  69. 69

    Stephanie Meyer sucks. She is such a horrible writer who doesn't deserve all this fame and money. Her stories are horrible and demoralize women. Bella swan? Horrible role model for young girls. Disgusting.
    Excellent post.

  70. 70

    She didn't say it was garbage, she said it's not trying to be high art. That's a huge difference. Kinda like you can go have lunch at McDonalds but that doesn't make it gourmet.

  71. 71

    Actually, that's not what the article said. Try reading it. And while you're at it, pick a bandwagon. One minute you're gaga for Twilight and drooling over it's "stars"; the next, you're mocking it. Try some continuity.

  72. 72

    Re: RiseAboveTheStorm – I had to immediately go re-read "The Hunt For Red October" to purge myself. Whomever decided to make such an awesome monster as the vampire and werewolf become nothing more than a sparkely, brooding, pansy should be thrown off the nearest cliff.

    Or just call VanHelsing…

  73. 73

    You are so full of shit Mario. That is not what she said at all and there is nothing wrong with the series or millions of people would not be obsessed with it. Go take a crap somewhere please. You stink

  74. 74

    Perez you spent months talking about this crappy twilight movie and even longer talking about the even crappier looking R.Patz. The books were actually way better then the movie if you took a while to read them except for that "Breaking Dawn" crap!!

  75. 75

    Re: SwedishSweetheart
    fyi,a piece of furniture by salvador dali IS art,works of matisse IS art.your precious gaga IS NOT art!!!she is nothing more but a gimmick and a product of retarded pop culture.and whatever shit she spits out,you will happily swallow it.

  76. 76

    seriously perez… pick a freaking side. all your twi posts would lead me to believe youre a twi hard yourself. you could just choose to ignore it like so many others bc what you posted about the screen writer isnt news. as for your comment about middle aged women clinging to their youth. what are you buddy?? 30????? and you dress like a wanna be pre teen in a fashion crisis trying to be edgy… all youre negativity about twilight stems from the fact you cant stand kristen stewart and that you think the books are just conservative propaganda… where the last time i checked its a fantasy book. jeeze get over it buddy

  77. 77

    Ha, looks like someone got hacked.

  78. 78

    Hey dipshit! The quote was: "Is it high art? No. But it's not trying to be." That's not quite the same as admitting something is garbage.

    Now it's your turn. How about admitting that your blog does not contain a grain of journalistic integrity, it is complete hyperbole, and you wrote this comment after because of that bad taste of rimming a producer who hasn't bathed in awhile.

  79. 79

    She doesn't admit it's garbage at all…you are a horrible journalist. She says it isn't high art and it isn't…it's just a simple book series that people tend to enjoy. Though I will admit she is the reason why the movies arn't great and now I wonder it is because she doesn't care….

  80. 80

    twilight series and movies suck. It's an embarrassment! It is derogatory to women! Everything about it is shit!!!!

  81. 81

    your a ass twilight rocks

  82. 82

    um…you & your minions really need to have a meeting about what "Perez" is supposed to like & what "Perez" is not supposed to like. One minute "you're" all about loving the novels then suddenly "you" think they're "shiteous"

  83. 83

    This whole series of books and movies blow ass chunks.

  84. 84

    The same crap everyone who has NOT read the books says. And it's doesn't shock me that a bitchy gay guy would not like Twilight and bash it. What a shock. Be more original Mario please. You're boring us. Because Lady Gag is SO original and classy high art right? My ass.

  85. 85

    good for you perez. you finally realized that twilight is trash.

  86. 86

    Re: haileyna – How is it genius? It is a crappy book filled with melancholy and no real character structure. The author spends pages describing the facial features of Edward, yet we never actually know what Bella looks like. The characters never actually have a journey to follow and "ohmygodihavetogofindedwardandlovehim" type of crap is not a journey. The structure of the book lacks depth, any 5 year old could read the book and understand that it isn't a good one. Further more, the author doesn't even know English properly for someone who was an "English" major. "Handsomer" or not a word. Adding -er to the end of a word does not make it a word. Note how Meyer cannot even write any other books except for Twilight Saga and the Host which was filled with no depth either. She doesn't understand below the surface writing and she will never be able to write anything well. That new book she wrote which is still based off Twilight is dumb as well, since it is a little over 100 pages and in big font and the whole book is based off a minor character that has little to no relevancy to the story. The only people that like that series are people who are desperate and high off that "Prince Charming" crap that Disney fed you during your childhood.

  87. 87

    leave twilight alone, omg atleast its original not like a gay guy in a panda suit. fuck, the books are ace, the movie are getting better. the only thing that i agree with you on is then Vampire Bill is hotttt. loves twilight and lovesss true blood

  88. 88

    Why do you continue to talk shit about a series YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT. You're such a fake poser.

    fyi.. if the series was shit it wouldn't have made so much money. Clearly the series was good. Instead of trying to pretend like you or your retarded writers know anything about the series, why don't you look at the income it has brought in. Fucking idiot. God, I would kick you in the face if I ever met you.

    These books were meant for tweens and have sold to a lot more than just tweens.

    The movies aren't bad at all but they aren't nearly as good as the books. There has never been a movie that was as good as the book.

  89. 89

    Re: GirlsdontplayWoW – LMAO @ "bc the hot sparkly guy might be sticking his sparkle peen in her"

  90. 90

    Where in that quote did you get that she thinks it's garbage? Do you know how to read? Probably not.

  91. 91

    wow talk about doing a 180 on your viewpoint…

  92. 92

    You are so spot on! I enjoy the movies because they are better than the books but Bella is a horrible role model for young women/girls. It's scary for all the wrong reasons. You do make me laugh out louuuuuuuuuuuud with your take on the story line.

  93. 93

    for once im team perez

  94. 94

    NOT HIGH ART = GARBAGE??? you and your pedophile brother perez are getting dumber by the day. fucking LOSERS! child porn peddling LOSERS!

  95. 95

    Re: haileyna – genius? haha its the most predictable love story ever.

  96. 96

    just putting on my harry potter dvd :P

  97. 97

    the books are GREAT! the movies i like but they are not the best. stfu u fat fuck u need ur ass kicekd again.

  98. 98

    Your such a douche!! Seriously, Perez. Get s life and a proper job!