I don’t know what it is about popular culture but I seem to get onto it about a year after everyone else. Take Lady Gaga for example. Our magazine had her as the cover story last year. I naturally thought my story should be on the cover as opposed to some pop star I had never heard of. Today I bought her album – brilliant.
It’s the same story with Twilight. Today Leo and I watched New Moon. Which is better than the first one because you have the sexy Jacob to drool over as well. My stepson just asked me which one I prefer; Jacob or Edward. Both I replied. I think it’s unfair to discriminate.
I don’t know what it is about Twilight but there seems to be no age limit to its followers. I was introduced to it through, first and foremost, my children. But also by quite a few friends, some similar in age to me, who told me all about the new love of their lives, one Edward Cullen. Is it the brooding Darcy-style looks? The long lingering stares? Or the fact that he holds the most potent anti-ageing tool there is between his jaws?
If someone can explain the phenomena then please do. But even if no one can, I am happy just to be carried along. Eclipse on Monday…..here I fall……
Copyright: Helena Frith Powell 2010
Don’t worry about it. You know a lot of things everybody else don’t. I spoke to some of those young people the other day and they had no idea who Nelson Mandela was. I have heard of Lady Gaga but have no idea what she looks like or how she sings. Because I do look at the Daily Mail (in truth only to find out what Amy has been up to) and find that all these people seem to look the same and it makes me wonder. At least Amy has personality!