Sunday, May 24, 2009

GQ: The Reaction: Girl, Infatuated

As editors of a men’s magazine who put Twilight actor Robert Pattinson on April cover we’re aware of a few things. First, that Pattinson has a very promising career ahead of him. (In his profile, Alex Pappademas declared that Pattinson “seethes like Warren Beaty.”) Second, that our readers agree with us — and a few do so for reasons not entirely related to his acting skills. (Sarah Moore from Raleigh, North Carolina, wrote: “The cover should read “Hide your wives,’ not ‘Hide your Daughters.’ I can assure you that I, and many other twenty-and thirtysomethings, would gladly trample the 15-year-olds to get a piece of that.”) Which brings us to our third point, that, yes, there is a moblike, high-pitched, rabid following of tweens -mostly girls - who are not generally our demographic, who deeply love Pattinson, and who know more about him than any employee wandering the halls at ’s headquarters. That is, except for ’s in-house Twilight enthusiast and Pattinson-picture-kisser, Raha Naddaf. In an attempt to bridge their world and ours, we recently enlisted Naddaf (27) to reach out to a group of 11- and 12-year-old Pattinson diehards. They kindly took her call during a sleepover.

What do you like about Pattinson?
Abigail: His face.
Olivia: His Sexiness.

If he were at your slumber party, what would you ask him?
[simultaneously] Would you marry me?

How many times have you guys seen Twilight?
Olivia: Twice

Twice? That’s it?
Olivia: Oh, I’ll watch it more.
Maggie: I saw it three times.

How long did it take you to read all four books in the series?
Olivia: A year.
Abigail: I’ve only read the first one.
Maggie: Seven months

It took me four days

I think I’m a bigger fan than all of you
[More Silence]

What do you think about the rumors that Pattinson dated Camilla Belle?
[Thirteen seconds of mortified screaming.]
Olivia: We don’t like her.
[Three-minute conversation about the Jonas Brothers, with one girl concluding, "They wear promise rings, but that doesn't mean anything."]

Now for the big question: Do you ever imagine yourselves making out with Pattinson?
[Again with the silence]

I do, all the time.
Abigail: We’re only 12.

Source: RP Unlimited


  1. WOW, what a difference! LOL! So let's see they would ask him to 'Marry them', but they don't think about kissing him at 12???? I don't buy it, they are acting coy and trying to make us 20-30 somethings look like freaks, right? ::looking around for a high five anywhere:: Right? Am I right?

  2. Oh to be 12 again. I use to dream of marrying Charlie Sheen and making him my family's famous taco salad. I don't think I really think about making out with Rob.....I just want to watch him play music.

  3. Sure, Tammy, just music...riiiight.
    *rolls eyes*
    *high fives Ness*

  4. I'll marry him
    I'll kiss him
    I'll listen to him play misic
    I'll... (ahem...)
    High five!!!!

  5. i'd like to put him in a tool belt and watch him work a ball peen hammer.

    i mean... what?
    can you repeat the question?

  6. I'm 28. There's a lot of things that I would like to do with him. Marrying him is not my first thought.

    Liking him does remind me of being 12 again, at least when I was 12 I pined healthy. Now being married with 3 kids, it just feels... wrong.

    Saying that out loud makes me feel sad. LOL

  7. It's ok, Katrina, many of us here are in your same boat. We fully understand.