Sunday 22 October 2017

Reality finally bites for Twi-hards

Aisling O'Connor

'WHY does it have to end?" angrily wailed 'Twilight' number one fan, Nutty Madam, on her YouTube channel, in a real-time reaction to the The Twilight Saga: 'Breaking Dawn – Part II' trailer. This final instalment in the movie series marks the beginning of the end for the Twi-Hard community, and indeed for its media-ragged players.

This last film in the series premiered in LA on Monday night, where fans had camped out for days to catch a glimpse of the film's stars, 'Robsten'. But when the film moves from theatre to DVD and digital platform, what happens to the creators of the super-successful franchise, and indeed its devotees?

For those not familiar with the jargon associated with this pop culture phenomenon, Robsten refers to the on-and-off screen coupling of the movies' lead actors Kristen Stewart (pictured) and Robert Pattinson – a Brangelina for the next generation.

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