ISA HOPKINS

Raconteur. Adventurer. Kimchi Enthusiast.

The Subversive (And Probably Inadvertent) Pro-Choice Politics of “Twilight”

Well, folks, it’s the end of an era.   For the past few years I have celebrated the mid-November birthday of my writing partner and hetero life partner, Kelly – co-creator of both Hobo Pancakes and Femikaze – with a drunken, opening-weekend viewing of the newest “Twilight” film.  It’s been good times; the movies are absurd and during opening weekend the audiences are packed, about evenly split between Twi-hards and folks who just.. Read More

Twilight: Yeah, It’s The Worst.

Last night, buzzing on hot toddies (because I am sick, but seeing a “Twilight” movie while sober is a fate worse than death), I celebrated my Femikaze co-founder’s birthday as we’ve done for a couple years now: getting drunk and ruining the night for some Twi-hards.  The problems of “Twilight” are numerous – the story is trite and humorless, the gender roles are reductive to the point of absurdity, not a single character.. Read More