Posted by: judy | December 9, 2008

Desperate Housewives keep busy by . . .

 . . . reading the Twilight Saga watching Twilight movie, reading Southern Vampire book series and watching HBO’s True Blood.

I had no idea this burgeoning, primarily, female sub-culture
existed until this week!
. . . and this includes ‘Christian’ /’Religious’ women as well.

Here’s no surprise from believe-in-anything-and-everything beliefnet:
HBO’s ‘True Blood’: Exorcisms, Salvation, Kinky Sex, Depravity–What Next?

The post’s author, Donna Freitas, a self proclaimed “vampire fan” believes that the HBO series, True Blood, much to her dismay, has crossed the lines into depravity; oh, but she will watch the season finale!

Between the kinky sex, the kinky religion, the kinky drug-trips, and the kinky murders, the romance between Sookie and Bill seems a thing long-past. I’ll watch the season finale, but I’m guessing it’s only going to get more disturbing. So despite my love of all-things vampire, I think that “True Blood” takes things too far into the darkness and the disturbing for my taste.

Another beliefnet reader:

I would have to disagree, I like that the show has depravity! That’s what makes it so different than the other HBO series. Obviously HBO took a risk and I don’t blame HBO for it. In all honesty, I never really got into any of the other HBO series.(except for John Adams) This is the first time I actually looked forward to watching a new episodes of a HBO series. I strongly believe that if the season didn’t start off with a bang, it wouldn’t have caught my attention. True Blood is about Vampires, Demons and other dark creatures. It’s suppose to be dark and disturbing! We are talking about VAMPIRES here, not teletubbies! (no offense) I love it that it was taken to a higher level of darkness. That is what intrigues me in front of the television every Sunday. If HBO continues to take the True Blood series where no other Vampire series has gone, I will continue to look forward to every new episode.__

And then there is the Twilight Saga author, herself, Stephanie Meyer:

I woke up (on that June 2nd) from a very vivid dream. In my dream, two people were having an intense conversation in a meadow in the woods. One of these people was just your average girl. The other person was fantastically beautiful, sparkly, and a vampire. They were discussing the difficulties inherent in the facts that A) they were falling in love with each other while B) the vampire was particularly attracted to the scent of her blood, and was having a difficult time restraining himself from killing her immediately. For what is essentially a transcript of my dream, please see Chapter 13 (“Confessions”) of the book. —Stephanie Meyer

I am going to got out on a limb here — could the fascination with this genre of fantasy be nothing more than soft porn that women have rationalized to be acceptable in ‘women’s culture?’

If men, husbands & fathers, were to be this embroiled in the same erotic, lustful subject matter — women, wives & mothers would be outraged, disgusted, and feel degrated.

Now we are introducing it and sharing it with our daughters.

There is no twilight in God’s Word 
“If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house, and do not give him a greeting! for the one who give him a greeting participates in his evil deeds.”
2John11:10

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Responses

  1. Ahhhh! Excellent, excellent, EXCELLENT point! There is not only a general acceptance of soft porn in our culture, but we are in total denial about it. I always said that Harlequin-style romances and shows with ‘depravity’ are even worse than ‘real’ porn, in that they not only arouse the same senses, but the person indulging in such things can hide behind a veil of denial. And if you are in denial, how can you deal with the problem?
    Great post! Thank you!
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    http://saharsblog.wordpress.com

    • Sahar, I greatly appreciate your positive comment and additional wisdom! I was very nervous exposing what women might be really attracted to in the vampire book and movie world. Personally, I made the realization that a book series by Diana Gibraltar was entrenched in extremely lustful “romance” between the main characters and I admitted to myself a several years ago that as a Christian woman I should not be putting both the words and ‘word-pictures’ into my mind and heart.

      Many NY Times best-sellers are nothing more than fantasiful (hope I didn’t just make up a word) ‘soft-porn’. I would be devasted if my husband read similiar books. And you are so right on — it is a part of ‘culture’ where we are in acceptable denial. A sincere thank you.

  2. Since Stephanie Meyer is a Mormon, is it any wonder that a demonic vision would be given to her as a script for a book? Mormon visions (if they actually happen) are from the demonic realm, so we shouldn’t be surprised with this sort of thing coming via a Mormon. I say this as an ex-Mormon who has studied that faith for the past 30 years.

    I think this sort of thing will become more prevalent as we near the time of Christ’s return. I think a very good book that accurately demonstrates how this will become the norm is Dave Hunt’s “Occult Invasion.” I highly recommend this book, available through The Berean Call.

  3. Sorry to post such a small morsel of a comment (because there are so many HUGE comments to be made) but I find it “interesting” that the one beliefnet reader referred to the tuletubbies and then said “no offense”. What???? We’ve sunk so low that we can openly encourage viewing such disturbing moral vomit, but we have to apologize for referring to the teletubbies? *sigh*

  4. Judy: I know what you mean about being worried about posting up such thoughts – they are sure to stir up some level of controversy 🙂 But I think this is what blogging is about, and just as long as the posts are respectful and the author isn’t blinded by her own opinion, open to others and encouraging discussion, more power to her!

    The problem with acceptable denial is that it is much harder to deal than obvious, outright denial. One example that is very dear to me is that of racism. OK, that came out wrong, and I think I might have to clarify that I am against racism :). In any case, racism is still present today, but because it is taboo, no one dares admit it. But we have expressions, jokes and stereotypes that are prejudiced and are a reflection of ongoing racism. But when you talk to people about it, they deny it. One of their arguments: everyone says these jokes.

    Or maybe I am too entrenched in my own opinion 😉 What do you think?

  5. […] It appears that the Christian Stay at Home Moms blog  has removed the review. Let’s hope they have reconsidered their position. However, researching this phenomenon surfaced a growing sub-culture of women who are loyal fans of vampire books and television shows. You can read this previous post, Desperate Housewives Keep Busy by . . .  […]


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