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Gender Forking: a Twilight Saga Podcast

Author: Lori Loftin, Sam Saucier

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Lori and Sam - two Twilight enthusiasts/best friends/sex educators re-read Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga through a lens of gender, sexuality, race, and fandom. Season 4: New Moon coming July 2021.
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Donate to Move to Higher Ground: mthg.orgWelcome to a very special bonus episode of Gender Forking featuring the lovely hosts of the Twilight Phase Podcast and Remember Twilight Podcast! We all wanted to come together to celebrate the release of Midnight Sun and chat about the book overall. This was so fun for us and we hope you have just as much fun listening along. Check them all out here: Twilight PhaseEmail: twilightphasepodcast@gmail.comTwitter & IG: @twilight_phase Tumblr: twilightphasepodcast.tumblr.comPatreon: Patreon.com/twilightphasepodcastRemember Twilight: Instagram: @RememberTwilightPodcastPatreon: patreon.com/TheRememberPodcastsGmail: RememberTwilightPodcast@gmail.comAaand here's us: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/genderforkingInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/genderforking/Twitter: https://twitter.com/GenderForkingTumblr: https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/Email: bowlingshirtbellas@gmail.comEnormous thank you to our Patreon Producers: Allison Holley, Jerryca Law & Deepra Sinha.
Welcome to the first episode of Gender Forking: a Life and Death Podcast with your hosts, Sam and Lori! In this episode, we discuss our relationships with the Twilight Universe and anticipate what experiencing Life and Death for the first time will be like. We also read and discuss the foreword of the book. Follow us on twitter and Instagram at @genderforking and on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GenderForking/ For more Twilight content, follow our blog at https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/ If you're not reading along at home, you can go to https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/genderforking for plot summaries. Patreon Producers: Deepra Sinha, Teddy McFarland, Allison HolleyYou can support us on Patreon (and become a producer) at https://www.patreon.com/genderforking
Should vampires wear makeup? How do eye contacts even work? Does Beau eat tide pods? Lori and Sam discuss the first 4 chapters of Life and Death. Choice quote of the episode: "Bob Hale, Hale refrigeration" Follow us on twitter and Instagram at @genderforking or on https://www.facebook.com/GenderForking/ For more Twilight content, follow our blog at https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/ If you're not reading along at home, you can go to https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/genderforking for plot summaries. Patreon Producers: Deepra Sinha, Teddy McFarland, Allison HolleyYou can support us on Patreon (and become a producer) at https://www.patreon.com/genderforking
Would vampire-you date a human? Is Beau a believable character? What would Renesmee's gender-swapped name be? Lori and Sam discuss emasculation, gender neutrality, and indigenous representation in chapters 5-7 of Life and Death by Stephenie Meyer. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @genderforking or on https://www.facebook.com/GenderForking/ For more Twilight content, follow our blog at https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/ If you're not reading along at home, you can go to https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/genderforking for plot summaries. Patreon Producers: Deepra Sinha, Teddy McFarland, Allison HolleyYou can support us on Patreon (and become a producer) at https://www.patreon.com/genderforking
Alternative titles: "Beau Italia" and "Lady Scarf" Lori and Sam discuss sexual violence (tw) and gendered dating norms in chapters 8-10 of Life and Death by Stephenie Meyer. Choice quote: "I was just wondering: does anyone love this book?" Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @genderforking or on https://www.facebook.com/GenderForking/ For more Twilight content, follow our blog at https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/ If you're not reading along at home, you can go to https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/genderforking for plot summaries. Patreon Producers: Deepra Sinha, Teddy McFarland, Allison HolleyYou can support us on Patreon (and become a producer) at https://www.patreon.com/genderforking
And so the lion fell in love with the lamb... Lori and Sam revisit the queer theory piece that inspired the title of the podcast and discuss how Stephenie Meyer may be reinforcing cissexism and queerphobia. A dialogue on consent, norms, and expectations in chapters 11-13. Choice quote: "I love Bella and I would die for Bella but also I love Beau and I would die for Beau and he needs it more." Follow us on twitter and Instagram at @genderforking or on https://www.facebook.com/GenderForking/ For more Twilight content, follow our blog at https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/ If you're not reading along at home, you can go to https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/genderforking for plot summaries. Patreon Producers: Deepra Sinha, Teddy McFarland, Allison HolleyYou can support us on Patreon (and become a producer) at https://www.patreon.com/genderforking
Alternate title: "No Tears Left to Taste" Musings about the Cullen's sense of home and theories about what will happen next. RIP khaki skirt. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @genderforking or on https://www.facebook.com/GenderForking/ For more Twilight content, follow our blog at https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/ If you're not reading along at home, you can go to https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/genderforking for plot summaries. Patreon Producers: Deepra Sinha, Teddy McFarland, Allison HolleyYou can support us on Patreon (and become a producer) at https://www.patreon.com/genderforking
Whomst?! (Chap. 17-19)

Whomst?! (Chap. 17-19)

2018-10-1027:04

As in, whomst the fuck is not gender swapped in this book? In which Lori and Sam are very confused about a lot of things. Thanks, Stephenie. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @genderforking or on https://www.facebook.com/GenderForking/ For more Twilight content, follow our blog at https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/ If you're not reading along at home, you can go to https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/genderforking for plot summaries. Patreon Producers: Deepra Sinha, Teddy McFarland, Allison HolleyYou can support us on Patreon (and become a producer) at https://www.patreon.com/genderforking
What is happening!!??! Choice quote: "If you smell someone so good and you can resist killing them, is that your soulmate??" Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @genderforking or on https://www.facebook.com/GenderForking/ For more Twilight content, follow our blog at https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/ If you're not reading along at home, you can go to https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/genderforking for plot summaries. Patreon Producers: Deepra Sinha, Teddy McFarland, Allison HolleyYou can support us on Patreon (and become a producer) at https://www.patreon.com/genderforking
"Throw everything you know about Twilight out the window because it doesn't matter anymore!" Lori eats a muffin. Both Lori and Sam scream. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @genderforking or on https://www.facebook.com/GenderForking/ For more Twilight content, follow our blog at https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/ If you're not reading along at home, you can go to https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/genderforking for plot summaries. Patreon Producers: Deepra Sinha, Teddy McFarland, Allison HolleyYou can support us on Patreon (and become a producer) at https://www.patreon.com/genderforking
Happy Halloween! Welcome to the 1st season finale of Gender Forking, in which Lori and Sam scream some more about the shocking ending of Life and Death. Choice quote: "I understand Miley Cyrus when she says 'it's the climb' but sometimes it really is just about the destination" Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @genderforking or on https://www.facebook.com/GenderForking/ For more Twilight content, follow our blog at https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/ If you're not reading along at home, you can go to https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/genderforking for plot summaries. Patreon Producers: Deepra Sinha, Teddy McFarland, Allison HolleyYou can support us on Patreon (and become a producer) at https://www.patreon.com/genderforking
Start your free Audible trial (1 free audio book!) now: audibletrial.com/genderforkingWe have Instagram now: @genderforkingTwitter: @genderforkingFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GenderForking/ Tumblr: https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/ Email: bowlingshirtbellas@gmail.comPatreon Producers: Deepra Sinha, Teddy McFarland, Allison HolleyYou can support us on Patreon (and become a producer) at https://www.patreon.com/genderforking
We got drunk and tried to explain Life and Death but just ended up singing and laughing a lot. Oops. Free audible trial!! - audibletrial.com/genderforkingWe have Instagram now: @genderforkingTwitter: @genderforkingFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GenderForking/ Tumblr: https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/ Email: bowlingshirtbellas@gmail.comPatreon Producers: Deepra Sinha, Teddy McFarland, Allison HolleyYou can support us on Patreon (and become a producer) at https://www.patreon.com/genderforking
Returning to Twilight

Returning to Twilight

2019-09-2055:111

Season 2 premiere! In this episode, we reintroduce ourselves and you to the world of Twilight after spending a whole season reading Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined. Stay tuned with us as we dive back into the source material. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/genderforkingInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/genderforking/Twitter: https://twitter.com/GenderForkingFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GenderForking/Tumblr: https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/Email: bowlingshirtbellas@gmail.comMerch info: https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/merchEnormous thank you to our Patreon Producers: Allison Holley, Jerryca Law, & Deepra Sinha. 
Brain Glitch (Chap. 1-2)

Brain Glitch (Chap. 1-2)

2019-10-1001:12:191

What brand of shampoo does Bella use? How do you cook a steak, really? What is Renee's astrological sign? Asking the hard-hitting questions as we discuss the prologue and chapters 1 & 2 of Twilight. Special guest Alex Wright (IG: @updownleftwright).Donate to Move to Higher Ground: mthg.orgSupport us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/genderforkingInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/genderforking/Twitter: https://twitter.com/GenderForkingFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GenderForking/Tumblr: https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/Email: bowlingshirtbellas@gmail.comMerch info: https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/merchEnormous thank you to our Patreon Producers: Allison Holley, Teddy McFarland & Deepra Sinha. 
Is Edward out of Bella's league? What are sports, anyway? We read chapters 3 and 4 of Twilight and discuss how we would remake the book into a Netflix series. Donate to Move to Higher Ground: mthg.orgSupport us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/genderforkingInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/genderforking/Twitter: https://twitter.com/GenderForkingFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GenderForking/Tumblr: https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/Email: bowlingshirtbellas@gmail.comMerch info: https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/merchEnormous thank you to our Patreon Producers: Allison Holley, Jerryca Law & Deepra Sinha. 
Blood Type (Chap. 5)

Blood Type (Chap. 5)

2019-12-1856:08

What kind of music does Edward listen to in the car? Can you smell blood? Is Edward truly dangerous, and which of his behaviors are red flags? We discuss Sam's favorite chapter of Twilight: Blood Type. Special guests JJ Rodriguez (IG: @72pfm) and Helen Sparks (IG: @fullspectrumfemininity).Donate to Move to Higher Ground: mthg.orgSupport us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/genderforkingInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/genderforking/Twitter: https://twitter.com/GenderForkingFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GenderForking/Tumblr: https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/Email: bowlingshirtbellas@gmail.comMerch info: https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/merchEnormous thank you to our Patreon Producers: Allison Holley, Jerryca Law & Deepra Sinha. 
La Push, Baby (Chap. 6-7)

La Push, Baby (Chap. 6-7)

2020-01-2701:01:14

HELP THE QUILEUTE TRIBE MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND: https://mthg.org/More info about the Quileute tribe: https://www.burkemuseum.org/static/truth_vs_twilight/quileutes.htmlIt's...La Push. Jacob Black makes his first appearance in chapter 6 and we discuss Stephenie Meyer's treatment of her indigenous characters. We also analyze Bella's problematic narration of Lauren as well as Bella's various Virgo tendencies. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/genderforkingInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/genderforking/Twitter: https://twitter.com/GenderForkingFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GenderForking/Tumblr: https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/Email: bowlingshirtbellas@gmail.comEnormous thank you to our Patreon Producers: Allison Holley, Jerryca Law & Deepra Sinha
***CONTENT WARNING*** for sexual violence. Due to the subject matter of this chapter we do discuss SV quite a lot. We also mention mental health and trauma relating to sexual violence multiple times. Welcome to another episode of Gender Forking. This week we are discussing chapter 8 of Twilight: Port Angeles. We are joined by our good friend and fellow Twilight enthusiast, Lily Kip (@kilylip). Together we talk about Bella's relationship to trauma, first dates, Meyer's style of writing, how Jacob is probably in love with Edward, and how vampire babies are made. Donate to Move to Higher Ground: mthg.orgApologies for the microphone difficulties you hear toward the end of this episode. Please support us on Patreon so we can buy better equipment: https://www.patreon.com/genderforkingInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/genderforking/Twitter: https://twitter.com/GenderForkingFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GenderForking/Tumblr: https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/Email: bowlingshirtbellas@gmail.comEnormous thank you to our Patreon Producers: Allison Holley, Jerryca Law & Deepra Sinha. 
Chapter 9: Theory, AKA the continuation of the most intense first date ever. Did y'all hear? Edward is a vampire. We discuss anxious attachment theory and the mechanics of mind reading. Donate to Move to Higher Ground: mthg.orgApologies for the microphone difficulties you hear toward the end of this episode. Please support us on Patreon so we can buy better equipment: https://www.patreon.com/genderforkingInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/genderforking/Twitter: https://twitter.com/GenderForkingFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GenderForking/Tumblr: https://bowlingshirtbellas.tumblr.com/Email: bowlingshirtbellas@gmail.comEnormous thank you to our Patreon Producers: Allison Holley, Jerryca Law & Deepra Sinha. 
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