When both a sex scene and a pregnancy are not just important but the two most vital elements in a story, you would think even the most conservative filmgoer would understand the need to portray them on screen.
Now, in an interview with The Los Angeles Times, “Twilight” film series scribe Melissa Rosenberg says she has found a way to get around the inherent explicitness of said scenes in the upcoming “Breaking Dawn” films – by not showing them.
“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” says Rosenberg.
What she means by that statement has raised many questions, especially considering the child birth scene is not only graphic and quite violent but also has major consequences for the Bella character. What will we see? Is this her choice or was it a studio mandate?
Earlier this week, Rosenberg told Sci-Fi Wire that the ‘split’ between the two parts of ‘Breaking Dawn’ will likely take place just after this ‘not safe for consumption’ birthing scene – “She’s human and pregnant in one, she’s a vampire and a parent in two… That said, there’s a lot of room about where that moment is.”
Ultimately the decision about how to visually portray both scenes rests in the hands of director Bill Condon, a filmmaker in whom I have the utmost faith, so we’ll see what happens when the time comes.