October 6, 2015


Stephenie Meyer Writes Gender-Swapped 'Twilight': Meet Beau and Edythe

Stephenie Meyer; Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Stephenie Meyer; Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Good news for Twilight fans. Early Tuesday morning Stephenie Meyer, the author/mega-genius behind the franchise, announced a 422-page reimagining of the novel. That knowledge is remarkable on its own, but it goes deeper: Meyer is switching the gender of each protagonist. Bella Swan becomes Beau, Edward Cullen is Edythe. Seriously!

The news arrived on the 10th anniversary of her series. Meyer hopes to flip the script from "damsel in distress" to "human in distress," telling Good Morning America Bella is simply, "a normal human being surrounded on all sides by people who are basically superheroes and super villains."

In an effort to dismiss criticism of her lead, who she believes was considered "too consumed with her love interest, as if that’s somehow just a girl thing," Meyer says Beau is a bit OCD and is “totally missing the chip Bella carries around on her shoulder all the time.”

It's interesting, to say the very least. While you're getting totally pumped, revisit the musical stylings of Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen). He's more than a talented actor!