Gothtopia

How Much Damage Has Twilight Done To Goth?

In our last meeting, Gothic Council member Paul Fredric of Asmodeus X said the following...

As a gothic union or lobby we'd definitely have a large stake in all things vampiric. How about a class-action lawsuit again the Twilight movies and novels for trying to misrepresent vampires as GQ nice-guy vegans? My grandmother is more vampiric than Robert Pattinson.

Though Fredric's suggestion was not acted upon in the Council's haste to formally recognize Johnny Cash as goth, his words can be ignored no longer. The film series is blissfully coming to an end, but can we really breathe easy?

After all, our own Godfather of Goth himself, Peter Murphy, made a cameo in the last flick. Does that lend the series goth credibility, or was it just a one-off in-joke for Hunger fans?

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Jef Rouner (not cis, he/him) is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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