How Will TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN Handle Graphic Sex, Birthing Scenes?

Twilight Breaking Dawn

Vampires, a graphic birthing process, werewolves, and a bone-breaking sex scene... literally. While it sounds like I just described a Rob Zombie movie, what I actually did was summarize the plot of Breaking Dawn, the (supposed) final installment in the Twilight Saga, in a few pivotal words. The people behind the series have been in somewhat of a fix lately as to how they will handle the more adult-oriented parts of the book and carry them forward onto the big screen without tarnishing its essence. Producer Wyck Godfrey recently sat down with USA Today and helped to clear the air a bit by answering some essential questions about the upcoming film. Needless to say, for those of you who are looking forward to the movie and have never read the book, the following can be considered as SPOILERS. Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg recently said that €œyou can do childbirth without seeing childbirth € it doesn€™t mean it€™s any less evocative of an experience€. While that's true, the more mature (or pervy) Twihards have demanded that the sex scene between Bella and Edward be shown in its entirety without "playing safe". Wyck Godfrey, however, elaborated more on Rosenberg's comments, and seems to have the same sentiments that she has.
"We basically want to take the audience through the emotional part of Bella's journey as she becomes a vampire. The first part will cover the wedding, the honeymoon and the birth". "The story will break from her and follow Jacob throughout the course of the movie as he struggles with his own dilemma. There is a sense that as Bella and the Cullens deal with her pregnancy, the world is still turning outside with Jacob".
Wyck was also asked why Bill Condon, best known for his work with musicals, was tapped to helm the pinnacle films of the Twilight series.
"These films have the most difficult stuff from a performance standpoint. With his history of directing, I can't think of anyone who would be better at bringing out the best in an actor." "We just had a whole line of actors marching toward the camera. We could have them practice a chorus line with vampires doing kicks."
And now on to the more interesting bits. With such a grueling and bloody birthing process, how do Godfrey and the rest of the people behind the scenes plan to keep the movie within the boundaries of a PG-13 rating?
"it would be a crime against our audience to go R-rated." However, "this is based on a much more mature book. We need to progress and be more sophisticated." A compromise: Having the bloody, bone-crushing delivery be seen only through Bella's eyes. "She is looking through the haze, experiencing pain and everything rushing around her. We only see what she sees."
We only see what she sees? That's probably a worse idea than actually showing the birthing from a third-person point of view with people standing in "strategic angles" to cover up the gruesome bits. I can't imagine watching a girl's point of view as her bones break and then have a vampire perform a C-section with his fangs on her to deliver her vampire child. There's just so much wrong going on in that single sentence alone! Of course, to bear a child, Edward and Bella will have to get frisky first. And if Edward's constant "I've been holding a fart in for the last 700 years-face" is any sign of prolonged sexual frustration, you know he's gonna' go crazy during their honeymoon. Here's how Godfery and the gang plan to handle that tacky scenario:
Even though their physical relationship goes way beyond what was shown in the first three films, "it does not become soft porn. It is a legitimate and important part of the movie, romantic and sensual."
So there you go. For those of you who were eagerly waiting to see "more" of Kristen Stewart, stop drooling because you're not going to get any. I suspect the scene will contain lots of fading in and out, shots of bare skin confined to the shoulders and upper back area, and plenty of kissing. Oh, and corny music as well, what's a watered-down sex scene without the aid of corny music, right? Summit Entertainment has slated The Twilight Saga:Breaking Dawn for a November 18, 2011, and November 16, 2012 release, for parts one and two respectively. My only question is this: As much passion and love for Bella as he must have, how does a vampire like Edward even manage to get an erection without any bloodflow in his body? While you ponder on that thought and simultaneously think of unholy and unnatural alternatives to their lovemaking, I leave you with this highly-entertaining video courtesy of CollegeHumor.

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