When 'Kstew' Fans Attack - Welcome to the Riley's
Deadline.com had an article entitled "When Twihards Attack", based off the astounding feedback Kristen Stewart fans gave after @Welcome2Rileys along with several other accounts asked for fans to set the record straight!
"This is hilarious. I've learned that a slew of Kristen Stewart fans somehow got the personal e-mails of Sundance buyers who were circling her Jake Scott-directed film Welcome To The Rileys. In their avalanche of messages, twitters and texts, the Twihards are imploring the execs to buy and release the film starring the Twilight Saga heroine -- or at least get them DVDs of the pic. Among the surprised execs is Sony Pictures Classics' Michael Barker. The film is geared to an adult audience, but the filmmakers keep seeing mobs of young faces at every screening. (UPDATE: The fans say they are adults, not teens.) Three buyers are said to be circling, but no word yet if they are being swayed, or just annoyed, by the email campaign. UTA is shopping the movie, which also stars James Gandolfini. No reports so far of Sopranos fans muscling buyers on his behalf." Mike Fleming, Deadline.com
Well Mr. Fleming did have it right for the most part, fans of an entity, whether it be a person, a book, a team, etc etc pull through when it's needed, and the fans of Kristen Stewart pulled out strong in this one, but to correct the author of the article, it was not just Twihards, but the fans of Kristen Stewart in general. I'm not sure if his "Update" was sarcastic or not, and I am not sure why the marketing exects etc have yet to realize that 1.) Kristen Stewart had a fanbase before The Twilight Saga, so not all fans of Kristens are also "Twi-hards" and 2.) The fans of the Saga are mostly adults. I along with my good friend Angel run this site, along with a facebook page, Twitter and Etsy accounts, we also have attended conventions, premiers etc and we know first hand that most of the fans were older than us. These people should realize that yes, we are fans but labeling a group of fans as "Twi-hards" and then steortyping it as teenybopping kids is well, stupid, especially on their part.
NOT like there is anything wrong with the teen fans, of course there isnt we've all been there of course, but really, I'd guess the majority of fans are 20+ meaning that the people who have been emailing etc in regards to Welcome to the Riley's are very well capable of seeing a Rated R movie.
I think Ali, who commented under the article said it correctly...
"What’s really funny is that this grass roots campaign was based on older fans wanting the movie released, and worrying execs think only kids too young for R rated films are in the fanbase.
There are plenty of…more seasoned fans who want to see this movie get a good release. Fans of Kristen, not Twilight"
If "Twihards" are considered to be a passionate group of PEOPLE who share the love of the Twilight Saga, well then I'm game and I would take pride in being a part of something so gigantic as this. I wouldnt take one minute back. Stephenie Meyer has changed me, and if you're reading this she has probably changed you too - without her I wouldnt have met the absolutly incredible people that I have met through the conventions, Twitter and Facebook, and I think it is fantastic to see first hand that when we come together we can do things, that otherwise wouldnt be done! So being a "Twi-hard" well that's cool, and I'll take it, because I am so proud to be part of this enormous, passionate, accepting, and extremely loving fan base.
Read more about the "Attack" here
Now are you sitting here wondering what exactly Welcome to the Riley's is about?
Doug Riley and his wife Lois have been living a half life since their daughter Emily was killed eight years ago. Doug has coped by having an affair with Vivian, a waitress. Lois has struggled, harbouring a secret and devastating sense of guilt for her daughter’s death. She has withdrawn into herself and hides a away from the outside world.
When Vivian dies, Doug is lost. On a business trip to Baton Rouge he finds himself at a crossroads. And in a strip club. A 16 year old lap dancer Mallory offers him ‘extras’ in a private room. He declines but accompanies her home to her run down apartment and makes his own proposition. Doug rings Lois and tells her he isn’t coming home.
Helpless on her own, Lois, a woman previously unable to make it 20 yards to the mailbox, realises that she will have to take drastic action if she is to save her marriage. For the first time in 8 years, and after a couple of failed attempts, she manages to reach her car and start driving, headed south.
When she finally arrives to find her husband living with a foul-mouthed young hooker, Lois is predictably horrified. But, like Doug before her, she is taken with Mallory’s similarities to Emily. Lois moves in and the three of them form an unusual family unit. But Mallory soon bridles at the attempts to mend her wicked ways. She’s not ready to be anyone’s surrogate daughter just yet. Sparks fly. Mallory isn’t about to complete the pretty picture just yet. She’s a teenager after all....
Cast Includes; James Gandolfini (The Sopranos), Marcia Gay Harden (Into the Wild, Meet Joe Black), Kristen Stewart (Jumper, Panic Room)
Photo and Synopsis from PremierePicture.com