According to some internet buzzing, Twilight stars (that’s right, Twilight is everywhere) Kristin Stewart and Nikki Reed are set to star in a new film called K-11. For those of you who are not down with prison lingo (and I will include myself here), K-11 is the official classification code for gay inmates, and Stewart and Reed will both be playing gay men in the film. That’s right, gay men.
Now on the one hand, this seems like a good idea. Why can’t these teen hotties bend the rules a little bit and play gay dudes in prison? Their presence in the film will most likely draw an audience (Edward Cullen-obsessed teeny boppers) that would skip the film otherwise.
On the other hand, this seems like a weird publicity stunt. Why can’t gay male actors play the gay male prison inmates? Are these two women really on board for this project because it gives them a chance to hone their acting skills and shine a spotlight on a marginalized group, or are their intentions less pure than that? (Keep in mind that rumors have Stewart and Reed in a relationship that goes beyond the platonic.)
So what do you think?