Kristen Stewart, the actress who played Bella Swan in the Twilight saga, recently stated in an interview with Variety that the saga is “such a gay movie”. She said that she only realized this over time and that she doesn’t think it necessarily started out that way, but that the fact that she was there already introduced it.
Stewart also spoke about the process of coming out publicly after her relationship with Robert Pattinson while the whole world was paying attention to her relationships. In 2022, she brought her current girlfriend, producer Dylan Meyer, to the Oscars ceremony.
The vampire romance saga starring Robert Pattinson (as Edward Cullen) and Kristen Stewart (as Bella Swan) consists of five films released between 2008 and 2012. The plot is based on Stephenie Meyer’s eponymous book and explores the love triangle between the main couple and Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner).
Stewart’s statement about the Twilight saga being “such a gay movie” can be seen as an important milestone in LGBTQIA+ representation in Hollywood. The saga, which was a huge box office success, may have helped introduce LGBTQIA+ themes to a wider audience.