Robert Pattinson: “Twilight is a metaphor for sexual abstinence”.
“The success of the Twilight books comes from the fact that fans can lust after Edward and yet, certainly in the first book, there’s no actual sexual contact between him and the series heroine. Twilight is a big metaphor for sexual abstinence, and yet it’s erotic underneath. There are so many elements in the story which are sexy,” Pattinson told The Daily Telegraph.
Pattinson also added that his legions of female fans are obsessed with his character Edward and not him.
“There are all these screaming fans around but if you talk to one for five minutes, the illusion would be gone. Often it is an imaginary thing that they want, not the reality,” he said.