Apparently I’m not the only person who has noticed that so many teens and tweens are suffering from OCD – read, obsessive Cullen syndrome. It seems to be a disorder only two things can cure: time or something else to obsess about.
Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be anything in the near future to respond to the needs of a hormone-laden, angst-ridden generation of female teens and tweens. It seems that Hollywood might have a (very) short memory when it comes to catering to that niche. As Joal Ryan explains:
Film.com‘s Eric D. Snider, who last spring warned smug fanboys to take Twilight seriously, says no matter how many times a chick flick hits, Hollywood is surprised—”as if they’ve never heard of this strange niche demographic known as women before.”
“Then they get all excited about making more movies for women, and then they forget all about it and go back to making movies about giant robots,” Snider says.
As a writer, I have to say that pleases me; hopefully another book will take the place of Twilight and create yet another reason for all these teens and tweens to visit this delightful place called a book store.