Buffy vs. Edward: Twilight Remixed

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

"Seen through Buffy’s eyes, some of the more sexist gender roles and patriarchal Hollywood themes embedded in the Twilight saga are exposed in hilarious ways," writes Jonathan McIntosh about his classic mashup of the two vampire franchises. The remix artist, also known as Rebellious Pixels, posted the video on YouTube two years ago, and it has since been watched 4 million times and translated into 30 languages. With Twilight's release of Breaking Dawn on November 18, it's worth revisiting this subversive, and highly entertaining, critique.

Using the tricks of continuity editing, McIntosh creates whole conversations between the two protagonists. When Edward gushes, "You're like my own personal brand of heroin," Buffy snaps back, "Oh my god, are you twelve?" McIntosh, a self-described "pop culture hacker" is a long-time proponent of remix art to critique mainstream media. Don't miss his takedown of the Daily Show for its dearth of female hosts, in "Too Many Dicks on the Daily Show."

For more remixes by Jonathan McIntosh, visit http://www.rebelliouspixels.com/.

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