and about that author in general. The literary community at BYU is still trying to forget she is at all connected to us.
But Womanist Musings wrote an interesting review of the most recent vamp flick. In this review you'll find a discussion of the "it's just entertainment so the social implications don't matter," argument. (An argument my LDS friends should be very wary of, if I might be so presumptuous to say so). But you'll also find a critique of how feminism does and doesn't play into the movie, and a critique of how racial stereotypes play in. I am particularly intrigued by the section where she discusses the objectification of Jacob. Do the film and the audience objectify him from a racist standpoint?
But here's another question. Does the author of this post go too far by pulling Stephanie Meyer's religion into her critique? As a member of the same faith (and an alumn of the same major at the same university, to boot!) I'm pretty horrified by how the twisted non-doctrinal, BYU-culture, and Utah-culture phenomenons have shown up in that book. But is it ever, ever, ever fair to critique a piece of artwork for the creator's religion?