If this video of a “Twilight” fangirl flipping her lid over the “New Moon” trailer doesn’t make your morning, then, clearly, you were never a teenage girl — or human. As the former pubescent proprietor of a fan site and daily newsletter dedicated to a certain mid-’90s heartthrob, I can report that this 9-minute clip perfectly encapsulates all of the delightfully obsessive ardor of adolescent celebrity lust. (Never mind that, despite appearances, the star of the video is 22 years old. She’s young at heart!)
There are squeals, gasps, screams and near hyperventilation. She bursts into a smile of unadulterated joy and moments later tears of sadness fill her eyes. The trailer ends and she’s left staring at the screen, motionless and unable to talk. It’s almost enough to make me want to relive the hell that was junior high, just to experience that brand-new and heady hormonal roller coaster of lo-oove. I tell you what, the actual trailer is far less riveting than her reaction to it.