A complaint filed by the makers of Twilight parody TwiHarder claims that the teenpire movie series is chock full of racism and perversion. (What did I watch?)
In the suit, filed against Lionsgate Entertainment and Summit Entertainment on Monday, Between the Lines alleges that the films perpetuate racial stereotypes — specifically, "one-dimensional stereotypes about Native Americans and indigenous culture through the depiction of the character Jacob Black as a 'noble savage,' 'bloodthirsty warrior' and 'sexual predator.'"
The complaint also claims that the movies place a "heavy emphasis" on "socio-political hierarchy and economic power based on the color of skin rather than the contents of his or her character or accomplishments."
As for the perversion, the lawsuit points out that the "Twilight" films center "around the lustful and eventual sexual relationship between a 17-year-old girl, Bella Swan, and a male character, Edward Cullen, who is nearly 100 years her senior."
Legit LOL at that 100 years her senior line. Kudos for that, frivolous lawsuit. I can't speak to the rest of that because I've never seen the movies or read the books (what! My excuse is that I have eyes and ears!) but it sounds like it might be a whole lot of stretching.
There's a chance these movie are both perverted and racist, but this lawsuit is in no way about that. I'm sure it'll will come as no surprise that this is all in direct retaliation for Lionsgate and Summit hitting TwiHarder with a cease-and-desist order and legal threats.
My mom — who has seen the movies — has this to say: Perhaps we will be lucky and all of the Twilight movies will be recut to remove the offending content. What I mean is: Perhaps the movies will disappear!