(Getty Images | Summit Entertainment)With Buffy the Vampire Slayer 10 years behind us, it's easy to see Joss Whedon as the pioneer of the teen girl vampire craze that peaked with Twilight, and is continued by The Vampire Diaries. But Joss expressed some ambivalence about his legacy while speaking to Entertainment Weekly earlier this week.
"A small part of you is like: ‘Well, you know, I did that first. I liked that band before they were popular,'" he told EW. "The thing about Buffy for me is–on a show-by-show basis–are there female characters who are being empowered, who are driving the narrative? The Twilight thing and a lot of these franchise attempts coming out, everything rests on what this girl will do, but she’s completely passive, or not really knowing what the hell is going on. And that’s incredibly frustrating to me because a lot of what’s taking on the oeuvre of Buffy, is actually a reaction against it. Everything is there — except for the Buffy. A lot of things aimed at the younger kids is just Choosing Boyfriends: The Movie."
Burn! Ball's in your court, Stephenie Meyer.