Lady Geek Girl reminisces nostalgically about Return of the Jedi. She also picks apart the themes of the infamous golden bikini scene.
There is a part of me that wants to dismiss the slave Leia issue. As Carrie Fisher herself has pointed out, Jabba forces her into a sexualized and objectifying costume and attempts to enslave her, and her response is to kill him and take back her autonomy. In a vacuum, it’s a great narrative about fighting oppression. On the other hand, media isn’t created in a vacuum, and there are plenty of issues with it.
The rest of the post, and others, are worth a read.
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