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Interviewed for Guardian article on Twilight and fan subculture

Press/Media: Newspaper Article

Period8/11/2018

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TitleTwilight forever: how superfans kept the vampire critics at bay
Media name/outletThe Guardian
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date8/11/18
DescriptionNovember 2018: Guardian interview. Beasly, Tom, ‘Twilight forever: how superfans kept the vampire critics at bay’, The Guardian (6 November 2018),

As part of a ten year retrospective on the Twilight phenomenon, Wasson was interviewed by the Guardian about fan responses to the franchise, and the degree to which fans engaged with the text in unpredictable ways. Wasson observes that, although the Twilight books and movies were regressive in their politics, some fans used Meyer’s work to engage with social issues in ways that were often more compelling than the original texts: “There’s a lot to hate about Twilight, but there’s a lot to love about the way fans responded to it. Fans are never passive and never predictable.”
PersonsSara Wasson