Feminist Star Wars

10 Jul 2012

While we are on the topic, John Seavey also wrote an excellent feminist reimagining of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back:

The point of all this? Only that it is possible to handle Leia as an active, decisive, intelligent, emotionally-mature female character without losing the essential plot of ‘Empire’. The fact that they didn’t do this isn’t a reflection of some insoluble plot conundrum, it’s a reflection of laziness and a reliance on stereotypes of female behavior on the part of the writers.

Did I mention that he tends not to pull punches?