New 'Twilight' Movie Love Scene Inappropriate?

A scene of Edward and Bella in bed, naked, in the upcoming "Twilight Saga" movie "Breaking Dawn: Part 1" has one Northeast Cobb mother concerned.

My daughter Melissa, 13, is obsessed with the Twilight Saga. She has every book. She has seen every movie. She even has life-size cardboard figures of Edward and Bella in her room.

Die-hard Twilight fans are already talking about the movie Breaking Dawn: Part 1, which comes out Nov. 18. I'm not a fan, but I am reminded about the upcoming movie on a regular basis, thanks to Melissa. I overheard Melissa and her girlfriends talking about the movie. Edward and Bella have a wedding, followed by consummating the marriage.

Actually, the girls did not say "consummating the marriage." They said, "naked in bed together having sex," followed by squeals and giggles.

Before I vent, let me say that I am happy Edward and Bella wait until after marriage to have sex. This is a very good message for our kids.

But I do not like the idea of a kids movie even suggesting sex. The Twilight series, whether it was meant to be or not, is popular with teens. I don't think showing Edward and Bella in bed together is appropriate or even necessary. Married people do plenty of other things together. Show Edward and Bella doing the dishes together, or decorating their marital home.

I'm leaning toward not allowing Melissa to watch the movie.

How do other moms feel about the movie? Will you allow your kids to watch Breaking Dawn: Part 1?

Kim C.

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anna October 22, 2011 at 04:28 PM
It wasn't too long ago that I was a teen (I'm 24) and I want to thank this mother for being concerned about what her daughter watches. If there were more moms like that, we might have a few less promiscuous teens out there. Yes I knew about sex when I was a teen but it was from information my parents talked to me about, not from trash on the tv. If an inappropriate scene came on, the tv was turned off. Movies were investigated before I was allowed to see them (so happy we have kidsinmind.com now). And just because I'm an adult now, does not mean I want to (or should) watch other people having sex. As a teacher now, I'm shocked and saddened by how innocent minds of 9 year olds have already been corrupted by what their parents let them watch. As far as a 13 year old being exposed to sex scenes, that is just sad. It's no wonder we have so many pregnant teens. They've become desensitized and premarital sex is so widely accepted. Sex is something that belongs between a husband and a wife and a 13 year old is certainly not ready for that whether they've been "exposed" to it or not. So keep on Kim C. Unless this movie is tastefully made (where consummation is implied but not demonstrated) I won't be going to see it either.
crystal November 08, 2011 at 01:22 AM
look..i maybe young, and i dont have children, im only 17; however, its clear that you are all missing the point!, your daughter already knows about sex, and when i was her age...they knew more than just the subject, movies isnt what is influencing these girls anymore, its they're environment, you have to teach them and be there for them..trust me...you put to much "lock down" or try to control they're every move, they'll just become more mischevious...its best to educate the young girls in the consequences of sex...and btw, the whole marriage thing does not matter...its 2011 lady...marraige isnt as sacred as it once was.. the entire view on gender identity is changing..and that includes having to be married before engaging in sexual activity...i just think you have to educate about contraceptives and the dangers in engaging in sexual activity at a young age.. i hope you understand... again im not a mom but i was her age only 4 years ago -_-
Annabell November 09, 2011 at 06:29 PM
Hey Kim!!! I am 14 and yes I love twilight, but after the first three it does get really sexual. I read some of the comments and the whole thing that this book was not wrote for kids is just "whatever" it may not have been wrote for kids, but that is the general audience. I am on your side I think that if there is going to be a sex scene in a movie it should be R rated. I am not going to see the next Twilight and if I ever change my mond about that it will be at home so I can skip the sex scene. Thank you for telling the truth about the next twilight! It is not right for a PG-13 movie to have sex in it!!!! Annabell
jm February 24, 2012 at 04:21 AM
It is so frustrating to see parents so focused on the sex part of the movie. I find the actual message of the movies are far more concerning then the actual sex. Bella is a terrible role model, she has absolutely very little personality and no ambitions in life and her life revolves around abusive and very creepy relationships. Is this something you want your child to aspire to be like? And Edward creepy, obsessive and controlling stalker who gets the girl. I would like my child to call the cops if they have an abusive stalker not marry them and sleep with them. They should be rated R. But anyway if you still are going to allow your child to watch this perhaps talk with them about the differences between reality and fantasy.
Jill March 01, 2012 at 11:49 PM
She's 13 she's not dumb. Chances are her friends are having sex


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