Sunday, May 23, 2010

Kickin' Butt

"In this re-imagined narrative, Edward Cullen from the Twilight Series meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It's an example of transformative storytelling serving as a pro-feminist visual critique of Edward's character and generally creepy behavior. Seen through Buffy's eyes, some of the more sexist gender roles and patriarchal Hollywood themes embedded in the Twilight saga are exposed - in hilarious ways. Ultimately this remix is about more than a decisive showdown between the slayer and the sparkly vampire. It also doubles as a metaphor for the ongoing battle between two opposing visions of gender roles in the 21ist century."

I love a good youtube mashup! This was nominated for a Webby Award, and although it did not win, I'm glad that there was at least a feminist video high up in the running (and as Feminist Frequency points out, it was probably the ONLY feminist video in the contest). So, watch and be amused!

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