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James Franco slams Breaking Dawn

James Franco slams Breaking Dawn

Close your eyes and ears now if you don't want to hear what actor/director/poet/performance artist/failed Oscars host James Franco has to say about The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1.

Now a published film critic, Franco attacked the teen vampire franchise for taking a hypocritical approach to sex and marriage, comparing it to George Clooney's Oscar-bait drama The Descendants.

"Both [films] use sex as a submerged theme while on the surface promoting a wholesome idea of family values; both seem to devalue motherhood; and both deal with characters who are so financially secure that they are almost impossible to identify with," he wrote on website The Paris Review.

"The protagonists finally marry, having waited until the wise old age of eighteen, and since the book and the film dutifully show them being wed, they are then allowed to f--- each others' brains out. For a film that claims to be sexually responsible, the Twilight movies are awfully dependent on teenage sex to attract viewers."

Interesting point, Franco, though we think you mean 'for a film series', not just 'for a film', if you're talking about the whole movie series.

He threw some extra barbs at the lead cast, especially Taylor Lautner: "The actors prance about like pieces of meat, their disturbingly developed bodies on full display; Taylor Lautner's rippling teenage chest is just a little better than the child beauty-pageant stars at the end of Little Miss Sunshine."

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User comments
James Franco is definitely a far better actor than anyone in the Twilight series (with exception of Dakota Fanning). He has also been Oscar nominated for his brilliant portrayal of Aron Ralston in the movie 127 hours last year. He is also working towards several post doctorals simultaneously. And it's not like anything he has pointed out about these films is untrue. Twilight is heavily reliant on it a sexual theme which is mostly targeted at the teenage age group (which can be clearly seen by Bella's actions on screen). James Franco is truly a multitalented guy and is a great actor.
mm yummy kristen, franco is an ok actor not very good but ok, he thinks he is saying the right thing by saying that stuff, but misses the point completely, its all in fun movies, n im sure hes had sexual themes in his movies so ***?

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