Skip to comments.Please, Star Wars, Let Poe Dameron, or Any Hero, Be Gay
Posted on 12/29/2018 8:47:17 AM PST by EdnaMode
Today is the last Friday of the year, and also the last day that Twitter is featuring #SWRepMatters, a Twitter campaign designed to talk about representation in all forms in the Star Wars universe. This runs the gamut from racial and ethnic representation to sexuality to disabled rep, with each month focusing on a new identity. As the year comes to a close, the founders of the event have used today to talk about the ways in which Star Wars did right by rep this year, and where they still need to grow.
Were a year out from Episode IX now, and none of the films have included a character who identifies as being part of the LGBT+ community. Fans have speculated about the character of Poe Dameron, played by Oscar Isaac, since he bit his lip and offered Finn (John Boyega) his jacket.
Screenwriter Jon Kasdan and star Donald Glover implied that Lando Calrissian might be pansexual, but the onscreen rep for that seems to be his romantic interest in his female-identified droid rather than any actual flirtation or romance with a male character. Rian Johnson said there was no room for sexuality in his film The Last Jedi, all while talking about how Rey and Kylos fingers touching is a sex scene.
Now, were four films into the new Star Wars, some might say. Give them time. But the problem is is that we shouldnt have to wait in 2018, almost 2019, for a major franchise thats been around for over 40 years to recognize that LGBT+ characters might exist. A line about Poes boyfriend wouldnt have dragged down The Last Jedi any more than an unnecessary shirtless Kylo Ren scene did.
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Please, Star Wars, Let Poe Dameron, or Any Hero, Be a Pedophile.
Please, Star Wars, Let Poe Dameron, or Any Hero, Be into BDSM
Please, Star Wars, Let Poe Dameron, or Any Hero, Be a Rapist
Choose one if you like.
No need to write perversion into otherwise good stories. How about a universe where homosexuality was cured, just like cancer, etc.?
Most certainly not! He was transrobotic though....
And CP30 beeps showtunes, if you know what I mean.
What part of "the last 'woke' Star Wars movie bombed" do you people not understand?
And, yes, C3PO has been a flaming queen since '77.
Why can’t a vulgar villian be “gay”?
Why only the heroes?
Nurse Who has to have it written or insinuated as well.
how about the fashion coordinator who designed the Empire’s uniforms and wardrobe?
He wasn’t gay?
Homo Star Wars. Not yet? Off the franchise.
Yes, let them be “gay” in its traditional definition of “being happy,” NOT as being homosexual.
The left has a hard time separating fact and fiction. Probably because they use fiction to portray the world that they want, rather than the world that is.
They create fiction to change minds, not to entertain. Thus fiction must portray the ideal world as conceived by the left.
Star Wars: dead by PC
Ah, that makes sense.
Why are women in such lockstep support of homo culture? They seem to be the champions of homos by a giant majority.
“And, yes, C3PO has been a flaming queen since ‘77. “
It’s hard to distinguish between British and gay.
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With the exception of the first three episodes, I always thought Star Wars was “gay”.
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