robert pattinson 'Twilight: New Moon' Robert Pattinson: vampire saga is a metaphor for abstinenceAbstinence is sexy? Levi Johnston may not agree. But Robert Pattinson thinks it’s true.

“Twilight: New Moon” star Pattinson believes the success of the vampire saga is that it shows that abstinence — or perhaps longing — can be sexy.
“Twilight is a big metaphor for sexual abstinence, and yet it’s erotic underneath. There are so many elements in the story which are sexy,” Pattinson told The Daily Telegraph.

Stephenie Meyer‘s tale of a teenage girl who falls for a vampire launched as a series of best-selling books. Now the films are
breaking box office records by appealing to young girls sexual
awakenings and romantic longing.


The British actor Pattinson says that the chaste relationship between Bella and Edward is the secret.
“The success of the ‘Twilight’ books comes from the fact that fans can lust after Edward and yet, certainly in the first book, there’s no actual sexual contact  between him and the series heroine,” Pattinson explains.
OK, I’m not at all sure that their teenage fans are thinking about NOT making out with Pattinson or Taylor Lautner. But it’s a real good theory. And it will definitely make a lot of parents very happy.
Do you agree with R-Patz? Is “Twilight’s” appeal about abstinence and unquenched lust? Or do you just want to rip their clothes off? And in unrelated “Twilight” abstinence theory news, EW’s smokin’ hot trifecta of Team Twilight covers are here at The Dish Rag for your gratuitous viewing pleasure.
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