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?
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