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James Franco Bashes 'Breaking Dawn' — Is He Just Jealous?

Wed, December 14, 2011 3:11pm EDT by 49 Comments
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James Franco fought for a role in the ‘Twilight’ films and lost, so is he taking out his frustration in this scathing review?

James Franco was not impressed with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part One and didn’t hold back his frustrations with the film in a recent article for The Paris Review. In his review, the 33-year-old actor tears Twilight apart, reaming it for promoting teenage sex, marriage and pregnancy. Yikes!

Here are a couple of the juicier bits from Mr. Franco’s verbose critique:

“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 fuck 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,” James writes.

He then compares Jacob Black to underage pageant queens, saying, “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.”

When discussing the end of the film and Bella’s death, James laughs it off, writing, “But not to worry! She can be saved by being turned into a vampire, a recourse not available to most teen moms.”

Do you think James was being fair in his assessment, or is he just bummed he didn’t get a role in the huge franchise? Sound off below!

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