02 July 2009

Buffy vs Edward

Last week I saw the video. Now Jonathan McIntosh explains why he had Buffy confront Edward.

I usually try to stay away from the forces of darkness, but last week I killed a famous vampire — and let me tell you, it was fun! Actually, I didn’t stake him myself — I used new media tools to allow one of the strongest female television characters of our generation to do it. OK, let me back up a minute. Last week, at the Open Video Conference at NYU Law School, I debuted my feminist mash-up video, Buffy v. Edward. It’s an example of transformative storytelling which reinterprets the movie Twilight by re-cutting and combining it with the TV series Buffy: The Vampire Slayer.
More than just a showdown between The Slayer and the Sparkly Vampire, it’s also a humorous visualization of the metaphorical battle between two opposing visions of gender roles in the 21ist century.

Joe Bob says check it out: it's not only an incisive critique, it's fun and clever.

If you're not real familiar with Twilight, I can say that I did see the film and Mr McIntosh is not, by my lights, misrepresenting it.

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