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How Twilight Is Scamming Gay Audiences With Faux Jacob-Edward Titillation

THE SHOT — Marketers for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse conveniently Photoshopped out Kirsten Stewart’s Bella from this shot, uploaded it to the film’s EPK (electronic press kit), and, presumably, hoped the press would jump all over the intimate gay-ish scene between Taylor Lautner and Bob Pattinson. As if the entertainment media need any nudging.

By:           Ryan Tedder
On:           Jun 30, 2010
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    • Alexandria

      It doesn’t really look homoerotic to me; even just barely knowing about the love triangle, I assumed they were about to punch each other out.

      Jun 30, 2010 at 11:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JJ

      Why in the world would gays go to see these films in the first place?

      Jun 30, 2010 at 11:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • J

      His name is “ROBERT”, Rob for short not “bob”.

      Jun 30, 2010 at 11:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bobert

      I think Taylor is adorable and he reminds me of myslef when I talk..

      Jun 30, 2010 at 12:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rob

      They really could be having wild sex on screen and I still wouldn’t go see this piece of shit. Anyone who seriously thinks these movies are about gay love should be slapped.

      Jun 30, 2010 at 12:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Revemupman

      This movie only caters to pre-pubescent little girls in fantasy land.

      Jun 30, 2010 at 12:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shade

      @Revemupman: You have clearly never been to the Castro theater’s sing-a-long version of The Little Mermaid or you would know just how many mo’s love them some pre-pubescent fantasy land.

      Jun 30, 2010 at 2:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TommyOC

      I’m sorry… but why does it seem like I’m the only one who doesn’t find Robert Pattinson NOT cute in any which way, shape, or form?

      Jun 30, 2010 at 3:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·


      “the press would jump all over the intimate gay-ish scene between Taylor Lautner and Bob Pattinson.”

      They certainly would…………… :-p

      Jun 30, 2010 at 3:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Republican


      How dare you speak of The Little Mermaid that way! Blasphemer!

      *Starts singing Fathoms Below*

      Jun 30, 2010 at 3:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

      @J: So I’m guessin’ then we also can’t go with “Tay”? :-p

      Jun 30, 2010 at 3:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ron

      I’m right there with you! I think that Taylor is much better looking. Either way, they’re about 30 years too young for me. I just don’t get the unwashed dishevelled look a lot of these young ‘uns sport. Just sayin’…….

      Jun 30, 2010 at 6:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TommyOC

      @ron: It’s more about Pattinson’s hairstyle that does it for me. His face is flat, on all sides, his nose to “jutty,” and his forehead is too large a slightly sloped. Those are features I don’t care much for and his hair only serves to emphasize them and make them worse.

      And his mouth. There’s just something not attractive about its shape.

      Mind you, I’m no spring chicken, and plenty of others aren’t either, but I can usually find one good thing to remark about someone’s attractiveness… and not to be snarky, but I can’t find a single one I’d honestly admit in regards to Robert Pattinson.

      (Oh, and on my first post, I apologize for the double-negative. It was unintended. :-D)

      Jun 30, 2010 at 7:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dollie

      I was truly hoping they’d slip a *little actual homoeroticism* into the film… the audience is so young (and conservative!), it would be a little eye opening and fabulous!

      However, even if that fell into place, you couldn’t pay me enough to see these movies. Not happening.

      Jun 30, 2010 at 9:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Phil

      I agree, I do not find Robert Pattinson attractive. He’s not just pale, he’s pasty. His hair looks like he hasn’t washed it in weeks and works at a grease factory. His forehead is quite large and the extra height from the hair doesn’t help that. Also, when he smiles he looks like a condescending twit. Yes, I would kick him outta bed.

      Taylor Lautner is attractive but he’s so ubiquitous. He looks like any other mixed race 3% BF gym bunny. I guess he’s lucky in that he has mixed looks without having necessarily having mixed heritage though? Still, kids like him are a dime a dozen. He in particular is loved because he’s in Twilight and Twilight fans are so enthusiastic. (So are Bieber fans, I guess.)

      Jun 30, 2010 at 9:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hilarious

      @Phil: What the hell is all that “mixed” drivel you’re going on about supposed to mean?

      Jul 2, 2010 at 9:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Homer

      Bob, ha ha,LOL!

      Jul 3, 2010 at 3:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Klarth

      This is kind of funny. I can’t see anyone going to the films that didn’t read the books, and it’s pretty obvious in the books that there is no Jacob/Edward. Thanks to Meyer’s Mormonism, there are no LGBTs anywhere in the series (or minorities besides the La Push Reservation Native Americans, who live physically distant from Forks, and don’t even attend school with them.) So yeah…no slash.

      I can’t imagine someone seeing this and being tricked into going.

      Jul 4, 2010 at 2:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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