It’s been a crazy few weeks for lovers of “the sweet transverse.”
First off, there was the shock news that Robert Pattinson and his wife had split up. Then the actor was photographed kissing another woman, reportedly his daughter’s friend. In the same week, he was also seen with a mystery woman in a New York hotel.
Since the initial shock, the 35-year-old actor has kept a pretty low profile. But it seems he’s not alone. There are reports that fans are also stalking Kristen Stewart, the actress he was seen kissing in the “On The Road” movie poster. And it seems that some of the same fans may also be targeting her costar Mila Kunis.
The Fallout From New York
The most recent incidents in New York are the most shocking. On February 26, Robert Pattinson was spotted with a woman matching Kristen Stewart’s description in the Big Apple. According to police, the actor visited a number of movie theaters that day, but it wasn’t clear which one he went to see. Afterward, he was seen outside of a hotel holding hands with the mystery woman.
While the photos of the two kissing were met with uproar, it’s important to note that this is not an illegal act. The law in New York state doesn’t actually forbid people from kissing. It just doesn’t recognize domestic partnerships or civil unions. In addition, the actress wasn’t forced to participate. According to the New York Daily News, she received a message from a fan asking her if it was true that Pattinson was her boyfriend. She replied that they were just friends and added, “Do me a favor and leave me alone.”
But the last word doesn’t necessarily belong to Stewart. In the same week that New York was treated to a double whammy of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, the latter’s ex-wife filed legal papers asking a judge to forbid him from contacting his ex-feline costar. It seems that Emily Blunt was less than thrilled when she heard that Pattinson had referred to her daughter Mary as his “furry little friend.” She’s now asking for limited contact between the two, which would prevent Stewart from having to witness her daughter’s tormentors’ advances.
The Media Blame Game
While some people blame the media for obsessing over the celebrity breakup stories, it seems that a growing number of viewers are enjoying these shocking incidents. Following the latest developments in the “Twilight Saga,” E! Online reported that people were more interested in watching the celebrity drama than they had been in the saga’s previously released installments. And it seems that this was true even before all of the recent controversies.
But it’s not just the media. Some fans have taken to social media to blame the entire “Twilight Saga” for the current state of their love lives. On Twitter, one user claimed that the entire series had driven them to split up their partners. Another blamed Edward Cullen for their strained relationships.
“I blame #EdwardCullen for all the broken relationships I’m surrounded by,” one user wrote, while another added, “I don’t want to ruin my love life so I’m trying to avoid meeting new people and getting too attached. The #TwilightSaga keeps reminding me of how much I hate fake people.”
It’s clear that “the sweet transverse” is taking its toll on a great many fans. And it’s not just the couples that were once connected by Bella Swan. According to the actress Kristen Dalton, it’s affected many people who were once drawn to the superstitions and romantic idealism that surrounded the “Twilight Saga.”
“I’ve discovered that a lot of people’s self-esteem is at stake here,” Dalton told the Washington Post. “A lot of them feel like it’s ruined their lives, that this is all that’s left in the way of celebrity. I mean, I get texts from people all the time, saying, ‘I’m so depressed. This is all my life is now,’ or ‘I can’t stop thinking about him,’ or ‘I’m never going to meet anyone new.'”
But she has some good advice for those who are feeling the effects of the “Twilight Saga.” She suggests that they find a support group, whether online or in person, so that they can work through their troubles. She also advised against reading the “Twilight Saga” novels, saying that they could exacerbate their fan’s problems. And she doesn’t want to see a repeat of what happened to her when she tried to help a friend whose partner was also plagued by “Twilight”-related problems.
Back To Reality
It’s been an emotional couple of weeks for lovers of “the sweet transverse.” But with all the sadness, there have also been some pretty amazing stories. On February 15, Buzzfeed published a piece entitled “12 Amazing Facts About ‘Twilight’ And Its Much Older Cousin ‘The Vampire Diaries.'”
The piece includes a number of interesting tidbits about the two series. For example, it was originally planned that only a few vampires would appear in the first season of “The Vampire Diaries.” But because of the show’s overwhelming popularity, the writers decided to bring in more vampires, resulting in a larger cast. In addition, the first season of “The Vampire Diaries” was originally planned to run for 13 episodes, but became much longer due to popular demand. And finally, “Twilight” is named after a novella by American author Stephenie Meyer, while “The Vampire Diaries” is named after the 1897 novella “The Awakening” by vampire fiction author William W. Johnstone.
It’s clear that “the sweet transverse” is still attracting a great many people. While it’s sad to see so many fans struggling, it’s also interesting to see how many people have turned to these films for comfort during these turbulent times. As in any good series, the fans may very well have ended up meeting the needs of the filmmakers. And as in any good series, there will hopefully be a happy ending.