For this special episode, Kait, Renata, and their guests Amy (of Join the Girl Gang and Panels), Caroline (of Fantastic Fangirls and Panels), and Samuel (a dazzling youth) all read Twilight Life and Death, the 10th anniversary, gender-swapped edition of Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. We broke down what we liked about the gender swapped version (Julie of the Werewolves) and what we didn’t (Jeremy is a real downgrade from Jessica) and attempted to unpack teenage sexuality in the world of the Twilight saga. Most importantly: Stephenie Meyer played The Rock, Paper, Snikt with us.
Spoiler warning: In this episode we briefly discussed Star Wars: The Force Awakens, just in case you haven’t seen it yet and are still concerned about spoilers.
Readers advisory: Twilight
Footnotes: Twilight vs. Life and Death: A sexy vampire glossary
Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy review
36 Ways Twilight changes when the genders are reversed
Twilight Wiki: Life and Death to Twilight Book Differences
Storytellers: New Voices of the Twilight Saga
oh my god, I can go on record saying that one difference between old and new twilight is @TheRock oh my god pic.twitter.com/azCqpn5EJL
— alexis nedd (@alexisthenedd) October 6, 2015
@alexisthenedd haha I would whistle at her…!!
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 6, 2015
Saw the new Twilight book.. just call me “The Whistler”;) https://t.co/BG6NnWgaMZ
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 7, 2015
Coming up next: Gerald’s Game by Stephen King.
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