Throwback Friday: The Power of a Princess

It’s a Throwback Friday doubleheader today after I happened to run across an old favorite post of mine. Enjoy!

Princess Leia, one of the greatest heroines to ever be conceived in film, is celebrated worldwide. Her strength inspires, her iconic looks are worn by millions of female Star Wars fans every year, and even though Carrie Fisher has passed on her legacy still lives.

I wasn’t going to write a post about Princess Leia today, that wasn’t my intention, but as I rummaged through photos of Return of the Jedi on imdb.com I bumped into one of the most beautiful photos of Carrie Fisher as Leia that I have ever been lucky enough to lay my eyes on.

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Leia’s iconic golden bikini look has received many opinions. Some love this look for its revealing nature and Carrie Fisher’s incredible skill of pulling it off so well. Some believe that it’s a degrading look for Princess Leia, as it symbolizes her unwillingly portraying a slave who must dance for the nasty slug named Jabba the Hutt, which is all the more justifiable in this #MeToo era.

For me, I’m caught between both worlds. On one side I think it is a bit demeaning seeing Leia, a woman, forced to wear a metal bikini which sounds all the more horrid when you hear of Carrie Fisher’s accounts of filming those scenes and the discomfort of it all. But then there’s another side of me who loves that even though she was forced into such humiliating servitude for Jabba the Hutt she soon changed that narrative, fighting against him with every turn and eventually choking him to death herself. Girl power! Continue reading Throwback Friday: The Power of a Princess

The Social Experiment that is ‘Survivor’ Takes a Disturbing Turn

If you’re a Survivor fan you’ve probably heard the talk surrounding what has become, undoubtedly, the most disturbing/controversial episode in Survivor history. If not, you’re probably wondering what I’m talking about. I’ll gladly explain but before I do let me give a heads up that the topic of this post I am about to elaborate on is a. very disturbing, b. very controversial, and c. very difficult to talk about.

It’s not a topic anyone wants to bring up in conversation but because it was such a MASSIVE element to this week’s episode of Survivor I’ve got to say something.

And that topic is sexual harassment.

Yes, it’s true. For the first time in the previous thirty-eight seasons of Survivor sexual harassment has become a major issue on the show for several of the castmates. It’s preposterous and it’s downright terrible.

Survivor is a show that takes up to twenty people, splits them into two tribes, and puts them on an island. Friendships are formed, romance is sometimes found, but sexual harassment is often at a straight-up zero.

The closest thing I can remember to sexual harassment in a Survivor season is when Sugar went chasing after Colby at night to sleep next to him when he was clearly uninterested. Or when Vytas Baskauskas was trying to show the female contestants yoga moves in a somewhat sexualized manner, grossing everyone that was present out.

However, in this season of Survivor we have seen one contestant, Dan Spilo, take things way too far. Continue reading The Social Experiment that is ‘Survivor’ Takes a Disturbing Turn

Throwback Friday: Which Characters Should Appear in Cassian’s Live-Action Series?

When it was announced that there was going to be a live-action series on Disney+ focusing on fan-favorite Cassian Andor I couldn’t believe it. I was and still, am so excited about this news. Cassian is my favorite Rogue One character and with this series, he can finally get the backstory that he so absolutely deserves. But there’s another exciting element to this news and that is the idea that other awesome characters can make appearances in this series. Characters we all know and love and haven’t been given enough time to shine. So, on that note, here’s a list of characters that I think could make some surprise appearances on the show.

Mon Mothma

Mon Mothma has played an important leadership role in the Rebellion for many years and as obvious from the movie she has a relationship with Cassian as his superior. I think it is inevitable to see her make an appearance or two in the series.

Darth Vader

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While it’s pretty likely that Cassian and Darth Vader will most likely never cross paths there is always a slight possibility that it could potentially. Maybe on one of Cassian’s spy missions, he’ll see Vader from afar or just barely manage to avoid him. That could be very entertaining.

Continue reading Throwback Friday: Which Characters Should Appear in Cassian’s Live-Action Series?

I’m Speechless about This 2nd Episode of ‘The Mandalorian’

I’m shaking. I’m literally trembling with excitement.

The Mandalorian is a dream come true. Nothing more, nothing less. An absolute stunner.

The second episode titled “The Child” is every sense of the word, exceptional. I’m refraining from spoilers because there are so many people who cannot watch this series yet but I can say this, a dream of mine that I didn’t even know I wanted came true today.

I will say this, The Mandalorian has undoubtedly become my favorite Star Wars character of all time. Yes, I’ve just met this guy for two episodes but he is everything I respect in a character. Yeah, he’ll kill you as soon as he’ll work with you if he doesn’t like you but he has a fascinating moral compass. A moral compass that is highlighted immensely in this touching yet very intense episode.

After the first episode I noticed that there were a few people who couldn’t connect to him or weren’t that impressed. Let me tell you if the second episode doesn’t change your mind about this show I don’t think much else will.

The Mandalorian is as gritty as it gets. There’s peril (and some legitimately shocking violence) that has me both wowed and appreciative of this story. Rogue One is my favorite Star Wars movie because it never tried to soften the story. It was dark, gritty, and everyone died in the end! Heartbreaking and amazing.

The Mandalorian is just that. I find myself absolutely riveted and with some truly eye-widening action scenes, this is turning out to be just as gritty as I first imagined.

Episode Three comes next Friday and I am more than ready to see what happens next in this already-thrilling story.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have an extraordinary day.

 

If Only She Could Tell the Truth: Part 34

Dryden Vos stood from the couch, a strikingly tall figure who seemed to embody the power that he held. In his hands were their very lives and Qi’ra knew he loved every second of it. She couldn’t wait to see that power stripped from him.

He approached them with open arms, a dazzling smile on his charming face.

“And the crew returns!” he exclaimed happily. “Everyone was telling me that you were going to fail but I knew, I knew my top lieutenant would be able to see this mission through.”

And then he stopped, his expression growing confused. Continue reading If Only She Could Tell the Truth: Part 34