'Twilight' VS 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' As Edward And Bella Get A Gender Swap!

A war of words has broken out on Twitter between fans of Stephenie Meyer's new 'Twilight' spin-off and EL James' 'Fifty Shades of Grey'...

Twilight vs Fifty Shades

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of 'Twilight', Stephenie Meyer has reworked her famous book and swapped the genders of her leading characters. Now Bella and Edward are Beau and Edythe! 

Oh, and Jacob Black is now Julie Black. In fact, there's not a single character who's not had a gender swap according to online sources. 

Read more: 8 Books That Put 'Fifty Shades Of Grey’ In The Shade

'Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined' was partly inspired by fans according to Meyer, who wanted to show that Bella is not a 'damsel in distress', but a 'human in distress', so her story is can also be applied to a male character. 

Meyer told 'Good Morning America': "[Bella's] been criticised for being too consumed with her love interest, as if that’s somehow just a girl thing. 

"But I’ve always maintained that it would have made no difference if the human were male and the vampire female — it’s still the same story. 

"Gender and species aside, ’Twilight' has always been a story about the magic and obsession and frenzy of first love… So I thought to myself, 'Well, what if I put that theory to the test?'"

However, 'Fifty Shades of Grey' fans are not happy. They've accused Stephenie of copying EL James, who recently wrote a version of her book from the perspective of Christian Grey called 'Grey'.

But 'Twilight' fans have hit back, pointing out that 'Fifty Shades of Grey' initially started life as 'Twilight' fan fiction! 

Take a look at some of the conversations happening on Twitter now...

Team Fifty Shades

Okay, so these guys seem pretty exasperated by the new book, which follows three original books, four films and two other spin-offs (yes, there's loads!). But don't rule out the 'Twilight' fandom who are already guessing when EL James will copy Stephenie... 

Read more: First Look: 'Fifty Shades of Grey's' Steamiest Scenes

Team Twilight

Will you be reading the gender swapped version of 'Twilight'?

 

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