Aug 26, 2013
Edward and Jacob: Twilight's Power Couple
And it is. There are dozens of vampire, werewolf, and human characters, but not a single gay one, in the books or any of the movies.
Are you really surprised? The series is aimed at an audience of teens, who are never, ever allowed to know that gay people exist. It's fantasy, and gay people appear almost exclusively in comedies set in the real world. And the author, Stephanie Meyer, belongs
Xavier Samuel (Riley), Boo Boo Stewart (Seth), Michael Welch (Mike), Justin Chon (Eric), Matt Bushell (Phil), Kiowa Gordon (Embry, top photo).
Head vampire Edward and head werewolf Jacob are played by Robert Pattinson (left), and Taylor Lautner (below). The script calls for them to snipe suspiciously at each other, compete for Bella's affection, and eventually work together to save Bella, a classic triangulation.
Pattinson played surrealist painter Salvador Dali, who romanced Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca, in Little Ashes (2006), and he will play T.E. Lawrence in the upcoming Queen of the Desert (2015). He stated that he would like to see a gay romance in Edward's past displayed at some point in the movie series, but the producers nixed the idea, arguing that "there might be kids in the audience..."
Taylor Lautner hasn't done any specifically gay characters to date, but he's discussing a project with director Gus Van Sant and writer Dustin Lance Black.