The global obsession with the Twilight novels, films and TV spinoffs propelled the film “Into The Twilight Haze”, Directed and Produced by Dr. Niloo Dardashti. After interviewing and documenting multiple fans and professionals that study both psychosis and sociological issues, Dr. Niloo breaks down our modern day societal issues (these all parallel the actions of Bella, Edward and Jacob). Women are the most avid fans of the “Twilight” series, and in detail describe the euphoric feeling that they are consumed by when reading the books. The intense relationship between Bella and Edward becomes a fantasy love affair for women that live in 2012. Dr. Niloo pinpoints that there is an extreme desire for the first days of a new love- that the readers engulfed in the world of “Twilight” have “hyperawareness of what’s missing”, or what is missing in their personal lives (romance from their relationships, the right type of significant other, intimacy, communicating,…the list is endless, when talking about couples). Women are magnetized to Edward’s energy because he gives positive attention to his lady. The energy between Edward and Bella is desired by every woman- an “intoxicating” force. Edward and Bella rekindle the same emotions we had for our first love. Dr. Niloo reminds the audience that Dopamine is activated when a new love comes into ones life- similiarly to the reaction readers have when unable to put down their “Twilight”. Edward’s pain knowing that he has a time frame to work within, and that he has to yearn and control his temptations, adds to why women love him: he’s suffering.
Dr. Niloo Dardashti has added a perspective to the “Twilight” discussion: how it alters the relationships between men and women in modern society- with its reflections of medieval chivalry and 2012 desires.