In November 2008 two phenomena happened: Obama became the first Black American President, and Twilight was released and began a billion-dollar franchise and vampire obsession unseen since Interview with the Vampire. Unless you were living under a rock, everyone knew about Twilight whether or not you watched the movies.
I’ll admit that I didn’t check the film out until 2010, stuck in bed with a gnarly fever and wondering what the hype was all about. Sure, the film was campy AF, and the vampires weren’t your typical vamps (no fangs, no killing, sparkles galore), but it had a killer soundtrack hot blokes, and an epic love story, so it was entertaining.
Now, 14 years later, Ashley Greene (the quirky Alice Cullen) is trying to figure out how this film has affected both her costars and fans in her new Podcast/YouTube series, The Twilight Effect with her best friend and Twihard fan, Melanie Howe.
The Podcast/YouTube series is part film commentary, part trivia, and part reminiscing. For those who are hardcore fans, they will love this series, however, even people who weren’t as hardcore fans can find this Podcast fun as the two hosts are funny and charming. Ashley Greene has a knack for keeping the convo going that would make her an excellent candidate for having her own talk show someday.
The episodes are a little chaotic, but the chemistry between Ashley and Melanie makes for a fun dynamic to listen/watch.
Listening to this podcast is like having a conversation with old friends, meaning you’ll be laughing along with the two hosts and in a time when we need more laughter in our lives, this is a welcomed source of levity.
You can check out the series both on YouTube and anywhere you love to listen to podcasts on! New episodes are up every Tuesday.