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'Twilight'

Movie Honchos Claim

Flick is RACIST!

12/17/2013 9:19 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Producers of a movie that spoofed "Twilight" claim the monster hit is fair game to parody ... because it showcased questionable conduct regarding domestic violence, teen pregnancy, drug addiction, date rape, and racism.

Here's the backstory ... Lionsgate -- which produced "Twilight" -- fired off a cease and desist letter to the producers of "Twiharder."  Lionsgate claims "Twiharder" is a blatant rip-off and wants it shelved forever.

But now "Twiharder" has fired back, claiming it has a legal right to parody some very controversial themes on the OG.  Specifically, "Twiharder" producers claim the movie is racist ... depicting Native Americans as bloodthirsty warriors, noble savages and sexual predators.

Producers also claim "Twilight" promotes statutory rape -- the main relationship is between 17-year-old Bella and Edward, "who is nearly 100 years her senior."

As for domestic violence ... it appears they're talking about rough sex between Edward and Bella. 

"Twiharder" producers want a judge to declare they are fully in the right.

21 COMMENTS

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1.

PhilipMarkum    

"Twiharder" is a stupid name...sounds like porn. I don't think any money is owed at all. Saturday NIght Live or SNL spoofs using videos and nothing comes of it. Ridiculous claims .

256 days ago
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cementmixer    

So what!!!

256 days ago
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TedFrunk2    

The movie is going to be a bomb. Let them lose their money.

256 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Twilight is gay

256 days ago
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damienevil    

its a spoof and all they are doing is giving them more pub..and as you can see they are milking it

256 days ago
6.

w    

This is why I don't go to theaters and pay...liberals! Now they're fighting each other and using the race card. Farking morons

256 days ago
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Suxtobehim    

Sad that these fools don't realize how stupid they sound.

256 days ago
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LunarJunk    

This lawsuit is stupid. Statutory rape? I saw it as necrophelia but whatever floats your boat.

256 days ago
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Cali~girl    

Get off the twilight train - Lames- the ride is over!

256 days ago
10.

Thomas8912    

LOL

256 days ago
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Duke Steele    

I've never seen Twilight because I'm sure I can smell Pattinson and Stewart's bo even in a still photo. They're very dirty looking no matter how they dress up. I'm sure this spoof would be so much better. Especially if they use actors that are clean.

255 days ago
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BlackStrokeLong    

Twilight was cornball material.

255 days ago
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Spottedfeather    

I would like someone to tell me how they could have reproduced when it's a known fact in vampire lore that they can't reproduce. They have dead balls and no eggs.

255 days ago
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bizz    

this is one of the most retarded things ive heard in awhile. nowhere does it show native americans as bloodthirsty. edward and bella dont even have sex until they are married and she is 18.. so how in the hell is that stat rape?! you guys can come up with some better **** than that!

255 days ago
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Bella    

Give me a break, these guys don't have an imagination of their own, so they wanti make money off of a movie they know will draw crowds:( shame in them!! I hope the judge sees thru these money hungry wannabes !!

255 days ago
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