Several of my daughters are quite enamoured of the "Twilight" books and movies, and it has become a silly point of pride with myself that I have not succumbed to the scintillating charms of Edward Cullen or Jacob Black. Be it a generational gap or the beguiling but baby-faced beauty of said hunky heroes, I just don't get the rapid heartbeat or that special thigh tingle reportedly experienced when in the throes of a "Twilight" fix.
Not that I am a virgin to that delightful hormonal high...
Women of my age (good gawd that is an annoying phrase) can certainly relate; our youthful fantasies were fed with the same worship for skinny smooth-faced Romeo's:
But, the one constant flame for women of almost any age to ignite an inner sizzle from is this Magic Man:
Edward Cullen, I'm sorry, but comparing you to Elvis is like choosing between a Bic lighter and a flame-thrower. Elvis was blessed with testosterone-infused smooth southern gentleman charm that romance-starved women, young and old, first experienced with Rhett Butler. But even Rhett NEVER had lips and hips like Elvis....no sir-ree.
I asked one daughter to list the charms of Edward Cullen for me and I would compare those to of Magic Man Elvis:
- sing you to sleep
- moves fast
Can any breathing female deny Elvis had all that in spades? And let's not forget, unlike Edward Cullen or Rhett Butler, Elvis was REAL, and not a literary character to whom an author can give super powers of seduction or physical prowess.
Elvis IS the King forever more; Edward, you simply suck.