The first thought I had while watching Twilight was “Yay! A movie that glorifies pale people!” I, as a card-carrying member of the Pale People Club, am all for this. “Be gone, you Bronzed Surfers! Back to the beach with you damning examples of all that humanity can be and I am not.” And then things got a little awkward as I found the maudlin self-indulgence of these teen love puppies a little, you know, self indulgent. It is, in essence, teenagers talking about their feelings. Oh and they’re vampires. And their skin glows like diamonds in the sunlight. Sigh.