The lastest installment in the Twilight film franchise is a certifiable hit. After enthusiastic fans camped out last week to be first in line for midnight screenings across the country, the film, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, slayed at the box office, raking in $138.1 million domestically in it’s opening weekend. Amazing.

As I watched many of the eager campers and fans not-so-patiently awaiting the opening of the film, I noticed one thing about the Twihards: they were very, very pale.

While vampires and werewolves are not my cup of tea, I figured somewhere in that gigantic opening weekend was a group of Black/Brown Twihards who were just as enthralled with Bella and Edward’s love story as everyone else. I mean…it makes sense, right? Even if I have yet to meet them.

When I was teaching, many of my students–overwhelmingly female and Latino–were obsessed with both the books (and the books are HUGE) and the films, but I don’t (personally) know many adults who are as head-over-heels about this franchise as some others. But perhaps I run in the wrong circles?

Talk to me, Clutchettes…are you a Twihard? Do you love the films? Did you see them?  Will you?


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