Keeping It in the Family

February 19, 2010

Most Dedicated Daughter:

O-Ren lshii - Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Posed as pedophile bait in order to avenge her parents' murders. What have you done for Mom and Dad lately?

Moodiest Cousin:

Han - Better Luck Tomorrow

Showed affection for cousin Virgil with four-letter expletives and a vicious beat-down with a belt. You don't always need to hug it out.

Most Twisted Sister:

Darcy/Charlotte Charlotte Sometimes

Lies, fake identities and trysts with your sister's boyfriend? Someone's not gonna be maid of honor ...

Hottest MILF:

Hwei-Lan Gao - Saving Face

Joan Chen as a Chinese widow dealing with an unplanned pregnancy; not your grandma's Asian American movie mama.

Most Chill Dad:

Ashoke Ganguli - The Namesake

Doesn't flip out when his son legally changes his name and moves in with his white girlfriend.

- Sylvie Kim


Sylvie Kim

contributing editor & blogger

Sylvie Kim is a contributing editor at Hyphen. She previously served as Hyphen's blog coeditor with erin Khue Ninh, film editor, and blog columnist.

She writes about gender, race, class and privilege in pop culture and media (fun fun fun!) at and at SF Weekly's The Exhibitionist blog. Her work has also appeared on Racialicious and Salon.