In Anne Rice's world of vampires, vamps have some nasty violent bite, but in Twilight, vamps sparkle and resist the urge to eat tasty morsels like Kristen Stewart.
Though Anne appreciates the success that Stephenie Meyer has had with her franchise, in a recent interview, she also can't help but call it out for what it is. When asked about the Twilight franchise, Anne responded:
"['Twilight']’s based on a really silly premise: that immortals would go to high school. It's a failure of imagination, but at the same time, that silly premise has provided Stephenie Meyer with huge success. The idea that if you are immortal you would go to high school instead of Katmandu or Paris or Venice, it’s the vampire dumbed down for kids. But it's worked. It's successful. It makes kids really happy."
Oh, not just kids! Clearly, someone hasn't heard of Twi-Moms!
We're sure Anne feels her literature is superior to all this sparkly nonsense on page and screen. It probably is all a little too commercial and franchisey for her. Lord knows what she thinks of R-Patz and Tay Tay.
Then again, Interview With The Vampire did have Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise in it so maybe she's cool with vamp movies having a hunk factor or two.
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