Our hopes of seeing a vampire use his fangs to perform a Caesarean section have just gone down in flames. Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg has informed the LA Times that Breaking Dawn‘s gory birthing scene will happen off-screen. Seltzer and Friedberg wouldn’t pussy out like that.
On the fan site, on Facebook, all the comments are "It has to be R rated! You have to show the childbirth! Gore and guts and sex!" For me it’s actually more interesting to not see it. You know, you can do childbirth without seeing childbirth … it doesn’t mean it’s any less evocative of an experience.
Yes, you can do childbirth without seeing childbirth. But when that childbirth features an accelerated pregnancy that kills the host from the inside out, causing a f*cking vampire to eat his way through the mother’s stomach in order to deliver the baby, which can run around and has complete awareness, you’d better show the childbirth. But whatever. I’m not a screenwriter. If you’re not going to show the delivery, don’t even THINK of making us sit through the boring lamaze class scene. Those are always the same.