J.J. Abrams: Gay Characters Coming to ‘Star Wars’

  • metta

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    Feb 27, 2016 5:58 PM GMT
    J.J. Abrams: Gay Characters Coming to ‘Star Wars’


    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/02/26/j-j-abrams-gay-characters-coming-to-star-wars.html
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    Feb 27, 2016 6:10 PM GMT
    Great. Nothing like being pandered to to increase your sense of self-worth. And, nothing like pandering to the audience to increase your profits, eh Mr. Abrams? The greed is strong in this one.
    Coming attraction: "Parents who won't take their kids to see "more diverse" Star Wars films guilty of HATE!" Next year's Oscars protest theme, sure!
  • nice_chap

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    Feb 28, 2016 12:11 PM GMT
    I can't really get excited by this news because I was so underwhelmed by Force Awakens that i can't feel any enthusiasm for whatever star wars film comes next.

    Great - they had a woman and black man in the leading roles, but the overall story was just way too similar to the premise of the original movie, so it didn't feel like they were being very creative otherwise. Plus it had a homage scene to something that happened in the original trilogy every 2 minutes. they need to cut down on all this self-referencing.

    There are improvements that need to be made besides just bringing in a more diverse range of characters. I mean, if we end up watching another Return of the jedi only with a gay character in it, then it will just feel like they've added homosexuality for the sake of it.
  • psustud

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    Feb 29, 2016 2:24 PM GMT
    If you want to do that do it.
    Does there have to be an announcement.
  • Wendigo9

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    Mar 01, 2016 4:01 PM GMT
    Most of the world is run by straight viewed christians (timeline, holidays, etc.) and their ideal media, so adding gay to a major franchise is a big step. If anything I find the idea intriguing, but I'm worried that JJ Abrams could make it worse. His take on startrek was terrible, and my cousin still wants his money back after seeing starwars. #fail
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    Mar 02, 2016 8:32 PM GMT
    We'll see if Finn and Poe's "bromance" goes next level
  • Apparition

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    Mar 03, 2016 4:10 AM GMT
    unfortunately, it is jar jar
  • nice_chap

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    Mar 05, 2016 3:39 PM GMT
    There's speculation now that it might be Luke Skywalker himself who turns out to be gay. That probably could be interesting - having a veteran character be gay, instead of just saying "here's a new character who is gay". and I guess it's feasible that Luke would have male love interests, since the only woman in his galaxy was his sister.