September 22, 2011

No Indians in Breaking Dawn posters

'Breaking Dawn' to be released on November 18The much-awaited fourth and last installment of the 'Twilight' series, 'Breaking Dawn-The Twilight Saga', is set to hit the screens worldwide November 18.

The first look of the film, produced by Summit Entertainment and starring Robert Pattison and Kristen Stewart, shows the fascinating, eternal love between Edward and Bella Swan.

Another image shows Jacob (Taylor Lautner) in the foreground, standing proudly with the Quileute tribe and reflecting his agonizing desire to protect Bella.
Comment:  Actually, the poster shows a wannabe and wolves. No actual Indians are visible.

This is a nice example of how society renders Indians invisible. First Stephenie Meyer turned a real tribe into a fictional wolf clan. Then the filmmakers cast a non-Native in the primary role. Finally, the poster-makers decided that predatory beasts are the best way to represent Indians.

For more on Twilight, see Rick Mora in a Wolf Hat and Twilight Ruining Indians' Reputation?


Anonymous said...

I might just see Breaking Dawn just for the sheer schadenfruede.

You forgot something else: The Indian werewolf ends up being a pedophile at the end. Abandon ship!

Of course, SMeyer has screwed up other stuff. The vampire is for those who don't enjoy sex. Except...vampires are quintessential sexual predators.

dmarks said...

The second paragraph... yeah that is so awkward.

As for the last, no-one can screw up vampires. The sexual, non-sexual dichotomy in vampire fiction has been around for more than a century.