Review: 'Twilight's' celibacy raises a question about vampire sex
And speaking of vampire sex "...
As you may know, "Twilight," a love story about Bella, a pretty high school girl, and Edward, a prettier male vampire, celebrates celibacy. What you may not know is when he kisses her — in depth in the DVD's "dream sequence" extra — he seems only an exhale away from losing it and supping from her jugular.
Which raises the question brought up in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer": Can a hunky vamp consummate his desire for a human without leaving said human bloodless and inert?
Hard to say, though based on the mostly expressionless "Twilight" stars — Kristen Stewart and schoolgirls' stud-muffin Robert Pattinson — inertia has already set in. Nothing like an infinite number of intense, longing gazes, shot close up, to spread that inertia to non-tweener audience members.
Pattinson looks born to brood. Stewart kindles a spark or two of aliveness, but the dysfunctional vampire family that welcomes Bella with cold open arms is livelier and more intriguing. Melodramatic beyond imagining, the story still provides plenty for tween-age girls to go gaga over.