Breaking Dawn was meant to be the savior for all non-Twilight fans. Rather than containing the boring and emotionless crap that we have seen thus far from the series, the films based on the fourth book were finally going to contain something considered entertaining: unprotected monster sex, a baby killing a girl from the inside, a vampire using his fangs to perform a Caesarean section, and a werewolf falling head-over-heels in love with aforementioned baby. It was supposed to be an actual bit of horror in a film about vampires and werewolves. Turns out it's not happening that way.

Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg has revealed to the Los Angeles Times that Bill Condon's adaptation will dial back on the graphic material from the book. When asked about how the film will treat the explicit material, Rosenberg responded thusly:
On the fan site, on Facebook, all the comments are "It has to be R rated! You have to show the childbirth! Gore and guts and sex!" For me it's actually more interesting to not see it. You know, you can do childbirth without seeing childbirth ... it doesn't mean it's any less evocative of an experience.

My Man Card may be up for review after this next sentence, but I'll say it - I would have paid my $10 to see a direct adaptation of Stephanie Meyer's fourth novel and I don't think I am the only member of the male persuasion to think that way. I would have sat through two hours of Bella biting her lower lip and Edward looking pale and brooding to watch that freak-show. But now why should I? Obviously this isn't all Rosenberg's call (in fact, Summit is likely pulling all of the strings here), but a whole new demographic would have purchased tickets to see a straight depiction of the horrific events. Now my only hope is that Meyer decides that she doesn't like her work being tampered with and tells her fans to boycott.
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