[Note - We will definitely talk about New Moon soon, I promise. We want to give folks a chance to see the movie before we start discussing which parts were awesome, which blew nuts and which were just plain fucking hokey.]
Until then... let's talk about our next favorite thing. Us! [Wow. I actually kind of wanted to punch myself for writing that. That took "Jerkface" to a whole new level of douchebaggery.]
With all the hype that has surrounded the opening of New Moon, it's of no surprise that there are a lot of media outlets eager to jump into the brouhaha. What IS surprising, however, is the fact that a few of these outlets wanted to talk to us. At first I was kind of suspicious - I mean, why the hell would anyone want to speak with the dildo-wielding, f-bomb dropping, anti-political correctness (and apparently anti-English, too) Twilight related website?
Inquiring minds want to know what you assholes have to say
As always, our curiosity and inflated sense of self-importance won out and we decided to chat with these reporters to figure this out. So, Snarkier Than You and I agreed to be on our best behavior [soooo hard] and answer some questions [note from STY: does the fact that I pre-gamed the interviews still mean I was on my best behavior?]. Plus, I wanted to see if it was physically possible for me to speak to another human being for longer than two minutes without saying "fuck". Turns out it is - just don't let Mommy (not a)Jerkface know. No sense in getting her hopes up.
We previously did a post about an interview we did with CNN but we were also lucky enough to speak with USA Today, the Washington Post and The Weekend Australian Magazine. Like CNN, they totally didn't make us out to look like a bunch of loony tunes and I thought all the articles were pretty fair and accurate. Obviously, since I don't have some kind of photoshopped "XYZ Magazine sucks a dirty dick!" banner floating around on this post they were all nice to us. Because, unlike them, I don't have to follow any journalistic ethics. Suhweet.
Here's a few excerpts from The Weekend Australian Magazine: [taken totally out of context and randomly, natch.]
Certainly, Twilight is not the first movie to have attracted a passionate cult following. But few fan groups have aroused such broad and savage hostility - from mainstream critics, feminists and, most revealingly, other fans - than the Twilight Moms and their more anarchic sisters.For if there is one thing that is ironic about the Twilight saga, regardless of its clunking prose and passive heroine, it is that a romantic epic penned by a Mormon mother-of-three – in which the leading couple do little more than exchange passionate glances and careful kisses – has done so much to encourage women to celebrate sex. There is also something oddly inspirational about how, under fire from conservatives, its older fans have simply become louder, more plentiful – and funnier.
An excerpt from USA Today:
It has been three days since The Twilight Saga: New Moon opened, and it's increasingly obvious that adult – even mature – women are making as much noise as teen girls over this tale of a great love between a teenage girl and a vampire, with a few werewolf complications.
I have to admit that STY and I were a tad hesitant to do any of these interviews. We didn't want to misrepresent all of you and we knew that we were probably a target for some sensationalist-y reporting. Because, at the end of the day, most of the rest of the world doesn't really want to know that there are a bunch of sexually charged, racy, foul-mouthed women mostly over the age of 25 who aren't ashamed to be this way.
And an excerpt from The Washington Post:
People, be warned. "New Moon," the "Twilight" movie sequel, opens on Friday. Everyone is vulnerable.
One minute you're a functioning member of society, the next you're succumbing to the dark side, wondering how deep you're willing to go -- and what that longing says about you.
In the end we decided that we wanted to do them because we wanted people to know that not only does this community exist, but that we're pretty fucking proud we do.
So, we hope we did you proud.
This has nothing to do with the actual post. I just love this picture. I'm such a whore.
And is Jerry Springer still around? I'd totally go on that show and cat-fight with STY...