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Not that I have ever spent time contemplating George Lucas's on-screen treatment of women, but now that you mention it, Marty and John Woo are Jane Campion by comparison. Hell, the Three Stooges offered dames more diversity (and screen time).

BuzzFeed likens it to the "Smurfette principle" that allows for only one chicken in the rooster coop.


Fan sites are abuzz over the discovery of three female A-Wing fighter pilots, two of whom were resurrected from the cutting room floor and given their day on one of the Star Wars Blu-ray bonus discs.

According to Star Wars Aficionado Magazine (I subscribe), "Though women fighter pilots were seen amongst the crowd within the Rebel Cruiser briefing room earlier in Return of the Jedi, it was believed that none were seen in the actual final battle above Endor."

The magazine goes on to speculate "an accident made during the Post Production dialogue re-dubbing phase in the US" was probably the reason one of the actresses' lines had to be overdubbed by a man.


Lucas was the one who insisted that the title be changed from Revenge of the Jedi to the more PC Return of the Jedi. As much as I'd like to point fingers and scream misogyny, my guess is the actresses in question were all cut because even though all girls are icky in Lucas's universe, he was afraid that killing one might hurt the box office.

And speaking of the long-term effects of the Star Wars saga, have you seen Carrie Fisher lately? As Jane Lynch noted on The Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne, "Carrie [Fisher] is here to put Roseanne's weight and drug problems into perspective."

Enough! Why am I wasting time pondering Smurfs, Star Wars, and Debbie Reynolds' daughter? Man, quick. The Tylenol! Read it for yourself here.

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Scott Marks Dec. 19, 2012 @ 10:26 a.m.

Me, too. Never heard of it until today.


SurfPuppy619 Dec. 19, 2012 @ 7:30 p.m.

Is that pic of Carrie Fisher real??????


SurfPuppy619 Dec. 20, 2012 @ 7:17 p.m.

I am very shocked at how much weight she has put on. Lucas has had the triple chin for years now, but not Princess Leia. The pic posted above shows how beautiful she was in her youth. It is hard to even imagine any of the main Star Wars characters being anyone than the ones who originated them.


tomjohnston Dec. 20, 2012 @ 9:35 p.m.

Yeah, I don't know so much about that pic in the story. Wishful Drinking is the memoir she wrote about 5 yrs ago. It came out of a 1 woman show she was doing. We saw it and she didn't look anything like that. Also, she was in a show on the Hallmark channel just before Thanksgiving and again, she didn't look anything like that. Here's a promo pic for the show, which is on again on Christmas eve, I think.


tomjohnston Dec. 20, 2012 @ 9:38 p.m.

Also, here's a 2009 pic. Looks like she's lost weight since then. Must have been the Jenny Craig gig.


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