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James Franco Isn't A Fan Of Twilight's Vampire Sex

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The latest Twilight installment really made James Franco's blood boil, especially all that vampire sex.

So to vent his frustrations he wrote a scathing movie review for The Paris Review.

Franco writes:

The protagonists finally marry, having waited until the wise old age of eighteen, and since the book and the film dutifully show them being wed, they are then allowed to fuck each others’ brains out. For a film that claims to be sexually responsible, the Twilight movies are awfully dependent on teenage sex to attract viewers. The actors prance about like pieces of meat, their disturbingly developed bodies on full display; Taylor Lautner’s rippling teenage chest is just a little better than the child beauty-pageant stars at the end of Little Miss Sunshine.

LOLz at that last line.

But maybe James has a point since the sex scene in the book was relatively nonexistent.

What do U think of Franco's critique???

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49 comments to “James Franco Isn't A Fan Of Twilight's Vampire Sex”

  1. 1


    Most NORMAL people think those vampire movies are fucking stupid. I was wondering when someone else was going to start saying that it's not an approprite film for teenagers. Then you wonder why teenagers get pregnant..

  2. 2

    S/times I love Franco! What I don't get is the middle age women driving around the US to Twitwerp conventions???

  3. 3

    normally cant stand this guy, but when he's right, he's fucking right.

  4. 4

    I completely agree with him.
    Bella being at the ripe age of 18, getting married AND pregnant, it completely gives off the wrong message for tweens & teens this day in age.
    For a society that is so encouraging on positive role models and movies appropriate for teenagers, this movie has subtly screwed up.

  5. 5

    i don't get why it's a big deal…they're legal AND married..what's so bad about that? 18 year olds don't have sex??? movies aren't making teens pregnant.

  6. 6

    Oh shut up what a bunch of bullshit, his comments are not any better than his hosting abilities - boring. I loved the movie, and wanted to see way more of their sex scene. Half of the people in the theatre were over 20.

  7. 7

    Twilight series doesn't even show blood or the main vampires actually drink blood, so why show the sex? I agree with Franco that the film makers could care less about being responsible in showing sex for a pre-teenage and teenage movie. I mean who wants more of those "Teen Moms" on T.V.!

  8. 8

    P.s. did he seriously diss Taylor's chest? Look at yourself, James Franco! lol

  9. 9

    The movie pretty much sums it up you get married, knocked up, and die only vampires arent real so when you die you stay dead

  10. 10

    Re: badain – What society do you live in? there's nothing but attention whores… and they get all the reality shows. Look at the kardashians. Now courtney strod is trying to get one too. How about the jersey shore, the hills…I could go on and on…

  11. 11

    I think he just meant it is a horrible pile of Sh*t.

  12. 12

    Re: WowzaChild – He wasn't dissing it… he's saying it's inappropriate for everyone to be ogling him like he's an adult–given how young he was when the movies first started putting his body on display. If men were saying that about 15-16 year old girl actresses as publicly as some of the twimoms have, people would have flipped. It's a double standard for middle-aged women to talk about a 16 year boy like he's 25. It's gross.

  13. 13

    Re: Manda756 – I see nothing inappropriate in Twilight movies. Taylor's been in showbiz since he was a child and I've seen his pictures flashing his abs when he was like 10. I think twilight movies are beautiful and that sex scene was seriously cut to the point of disappointment.

  14. 14

    i agree with everything he says! twilight is a joke!

  15. 15

    I don't get his critique. They are 18 and legal age to get married. If anything the critique could be that this movie sets the women's movement way back. Bella not caring about her future and to throw it all away for a man? That is where the concern should lay, having our young girls being influenced by this.

  16. 16

    oh and isnt taylor younger than bella and edward? so he's not legal age yet

  17. auds says – reply to this


    james franco is my hero.

  18. 18

    Oh give me a freakin break. Sounds like Crotch-U-Lastic is pissed because someone dissed his advances. James Franco is on a freakin soap opera for god's sake.
    As far as the sex being inappropriate, the characters waited until they were married, and its doubtful there are many teens out there following suit.Sadly most have gone THERE by 13 or 14 in this day and time. Heaven forbid they might see a young man respecting his girlfriend enough to wait. The sex scene was a part of her memory just as it was in the book, not an all fk-fest like you see in any other trash movie put out by Hollywood.
    James Franco stick to your tighty whitey parties and keep your unsolicited opinions to yourself.

  19. auds says – reply to this


    Re: WowzaChild – you live a sad, misinformed life. the twilight series is a misogynistic take on life, telling woman they are good for nothing but having babies & that they shouldn't care if a man wants to kill them or keep them separated from their friends & family, as long as he is rich & handsome. it promotes teens getting married, teenage pregnancy, babies/young women being "promised" to adult men as wives - which is basically what the "imprinting" is about. it's also anti-gay marriage (see: imprinting). basically, the whole story is the crazy agenda of a psychotic morman housewife.

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  21. auds says – reply to this


    Re: Cha_Cha_the famous – Being 18 & legal doesn't mean it's a good idea. James is sarcastically saying that while Meyers is trying to make this story all "wholesome" by saying they're married before they have sex, she's forgetting that they are hurrying into marriage WAY too young just so they can have sex.

  22. 22

    Throw me on the "agree" list. More sex shoved into the faces of youngsters. All that hype (ahem) supported by this site about the racy sexy scene, what was cut, how graphic it was, etc. Just causing more titilation to see the movie.

  23. 23

    Didn't he audition for one of these films and get denied?? Just sayin…sounds like sour grapes.

  24. 24

    i dont think there is a person alive that doesnt agree with his cleverly composed review… nicely done and well said

  25. 25

    What a dumb comment. My life is as far from sad and misinformed as you are from reality, which is the twilight series being freaking fantasy vampire books/movies. Chickens will bitch for any reason. OMG did snow white really live with seven dwarfs? What do we teach our children??? lol

  26. 26

    He's absolutely right. I hope people watching this will treat it as the fantasy it is instead of thinking this is reality, but given some of the audience is unexperienced and impressionable, I think some might see it as an example - which they should not. I find the violence during the sex rather disturbing. I get why for the purposes of the story, but it sends out a wrong message to those impressionable enough to believe this is ok.

  27. 27

    Re: auds – You sound like a fucking obsessed houswife yourself. Take a pill.

  28. 28

    i didnt get to see it yet but i did get to see francos rise of the planet of the apes and thats great

    when i was 19 i was fucking my brains out what were u doing?? the same i bet ..

  29. 29

    auds-you need to stfu with your laughable commentary. Misogynistic take on life? Don't trip over the words you can barely use in a sentence properly. SM never said the books were wholesome, the character simply don't boink til their married. The whole thing is pretty kinky over all for a YA series. And your overly literalist interpretation of a FANTASY that involves woofs and vampires is hilarious-keep up the unintended laughs!

  30. 30

    You know the hatred for Twilight from men should really be written about one of these days. I'm thinking men are sjealous as it is rare that the female population as a whole reacts in such a strong positive manner to anything as they have with Twilight.

    Its okay for women to love something too guys…you have your sports you force us to endure…we have Twilight.

    This movie followed the book and if you haven't read the books it seems silly to comment about the film.

  31. 31

    Re: sayswho

    "You know the hatred for Twilight from men should really be written about one of these days. I'm thinking men are sjealous as it is rare that the female population as a whole reacts in such a strong positive manner to anything as they have with Twilight."

    Speak for yourself… there are PLENTY of women out there who DO NOT love Twilight… personally, I love a good vampire film but to me Twilight is just an emo, kids film, and so I agree with James Franco that this is too much. If it's a film for adults, then the rest of the film should be aimed towards adults too but it's just the same as any other highschool based film… If it's aimed at children, there shouldn't be so much sexual violence.. it's not something we should be encouraging young people to aspire to.

    If you want to see a good vampire film, watch Nightwatch and Daywatch… or Blade for that matter. Plenty of horror without the constant sexual content!

  32. 32

    Re: pusspuss – Finally someone realizes he is just a weeee bit jealous he did'nt get cast in the movie!

  33. 33

    Love Him!

  34. 34

    Re: pusspuss – No he did audition, his brother did

  35. 35

    Re: pusspuss – He didn't audition, his brother did

  36. 36

    For him to say anything about Twilight after he basically begged Bill Condon for a Role in BD …is just confusing..Do I see Bitterness seeping through your words..

  37. 37

    Interesting comment coming from a guy who wrote a book called Palo Alto witch was loaded with filthy teenage characters that were having disturbing sex. And apparently it was inspired by the place he grew up in….
    Really? Should he be critiquing Twilight? Should he be critiquing anything?
    Did he not watch his own performance at the Oscars last year?

  38. 38

    Bravo Franco!

    He hit the nail on the head and I did not realize what was so bothersome about this twlight crap to begin with…it is more straight people embracing child sexualization…a further illustration of how disgusting and hypocritical people who are offended by Sandusky and the like….they yell shame and then turn around and get off to teens getting off whether Twilight, Skins or Gossip Girl. We live in a child sexualization society and it is more pervasive than ay catholic church or sports team. It is reflected in horny fat american women beating off to child porn in the guise of romance.

  39. 39

    Re: WowzaChild – so flashing the abs of 10 year old is okay with you????????YOU SUPPORT THE SEXUALIZATION OF CHILDREN. YOU ARE A SICK FUCK AND MUST DIE

  40. 40

    LMAO!!! oh my goodness… How some people talk so much and have such little to say! Teens have sex cause they want to not because a movie rings a bell in their head that they should because Bella did…. What difference would it have made if they were 20..it all comes down to the sex scene! That was on one hell of a honeymoon!!!! Taylor is very good looking.. Abs and all.. and he will just get better with age! I think Bella should have went with Jacob.. hell I would.. shit if given the chance I'd take Taylor in a heartbeat!!!

  41. 41

    Correct me if I'm wrong but, wasn't it rumored a while back that James Franco wanted a roll in Breaking Dawn? Hmm..perhaps someone is just bitter he didn't get the job?

  42. 42

    Yes, Franco!

  43. 43

    twilight sucks and franco is soooo right!!!

  44. 44

    I am 49 and love the Twilight Saga and yes go the conventions were I have a blast. I also love Mr. Franco…..sounds to be like he may be a little bitter though…I have seen about 3 interviews where Franco was saying he wanted to be in one of the Twilight movies, but was never accepted. He may also have some bitterness for his brother who tried out for the part of Edward Cullen….don't believe me youtube this and you will see Franco admitting to being a Twifan himself.

  45. 45

    He also said ” characters who are so financially secure that they are almost impossible to identify with” uhh its a film about vampires and werewolves is that not harder to identify with? Anyway Iam not a huge fan or anything but it's like come on let these who like the films and books enjoy themselves! I mean if you dont like dont sit around waiting for anything twilight realated to hate on its kind of pointless, and anyway James Franco is so over rated you can tell he thinks he's so wonderful Iam an artist he says then he works on a soapopera this guy is just looking for some oohh it's he so out spoken and different publicity. Any way so what if Taylor took his shirt off once god forbid girls have some attractive men to leer at lol If girls were walking around with the chest and arse out like many pointless scenes in other movies but he does not bring up that so…

  46. 46

    Whoa!burn.and I gotta give props to James Franco.he totally sold Twilight out.and if and when I do see the movie,I hope I don't see the racy sex scene.because the trailer made it too kinky.

  47. 47

    Aww dont be hatin'

  48. 48

    Don't be acting all high and mighty, its not like Spiderman 3 was a real contribution to the arts.

  49. 49

    Re: GaGaGoAwayAway – No dumbo, can you read, dumbo? He was flashing his abs at 10 by himself, no one was sexualizing him, same as teens have sex with or without this movie, so eat a dick and go die yourself.