Psychologist's New Documentary Demonstrates How Twilight Series Has Affected Women's Expectations for Romantic Relationships
Dr. Niloo Dardashti's Into the Twilight Haze Analyzes the Many Emotions Evoked by Stephenie Meyer's Novels
NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- About ten years ago, Stephenie Meyer had a dream that inspired her to write one of the most esteemed series ever created. As the Twilight craze has continued to grow during the last decade, one psychologist has made it her mission to explain Meyer's ability to tap into a collective unconscious of the female psyche. Dr. Niloo Dardashti's new documentary Into the Twilight Haze explores the appeal of the Twilight series to both adolescent girls and their grandmothers alike.
The Twilight Saga is nearly a 6 billion dollar franchise. Sales of the series' books have eclipsed those of Harry Potter, and its newest installment has already grossed nearly $600 million. But why is Twilight so popular? What is the allure that draws so many women to report being "addicted" to the saga and appear to be borderline obsessed with it? What are the underlying aspects that trigger such extreme reactions for so many? And how can we use Twilight as a vehicle to explore male-female dynamics that play such critical roles in our romantic relationships today? What TRULY makes for good sex in long-term relationships, and how does Twilight shed light on this classic question?
Manhattan Psychologist and relationship expert Dr. Niloo Dardashti answers these questions in her documentary Into the Twilight Haze. Through a series of intense interviews and various expert commentary (including herself, a Jungian analyst, and an acclaimed sex therapist), Dr. Dardashti delves into these questions, providing an incredibly insightful, engaging, and concise deconstruction of the many universal themes that Twilight brings up for women across generations and cultures.
A woman who is about to leave her husband describes how Twilight triggered her need for a more intense connection with a lover and how she can no longer go on lying to herself. This is just one story that is shared in this groundbreaking film that everyone can relate to on some level, even if not a Twilight fan. Combining both powerful emotional experiences with humorous accounts of people's reactions to the saga, this film will make viewers laugh and cry, while simultaneously sustaining their attention and stimulating their minds.
Dr. Dardashti does not limit her psychological expertise to articulating the effects of Twilight. She consistently provides thought-provoking commentary and sheds light on pop culture phenomena, including reality shows, novels, and obsessive behaviors.
Teasers and trailers for Into the Twilight Haze can be viewed here.
Dr. Dardashti's personal website is: www.DrNilooDardashti.com
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