I learned something about women while watching Twilight, or maybe Mormon women that relate to 15 year old girls: they want someone that very badly wants to have sex with them, but won’t! That’s what makes Twilight the dreamy fantasy that it is. Most guys that badly want to have sex with someone, will try to in any way they can. Most, not all. The vampires, at least Edward Cullen, a dreamy sparkly vampire played by Robert Pattinson, is the epitome of this pseudo sexual metaphor that has all the women around the world swooning.
I have no idea what the book reads like, but this metaphor and the movie itself is actually pretty good. Though the metaphor goes a touch too creepy when sparkly Edward admits to having watched his love in her bedroom while she slept for months on end. The director Catherine Hardwicke makes something of what could have been a display case movie, all candy canes and special effects. She lets these characters live and breath the awkwardness and emotional turmoil of their age.