>In an early scene in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Han Solo and his newest protégé, Rey, prepare to fight a collection of Storm Troopers. Han hands her a blaster. “You might need this,” he says. Rey shoots him an are-you-kidding-me look. “I think I can handle myself,” she says. Han shoots back: “That’s why I’m giving it to you.”
>Aaaaaand there it is. With that brief exchange, the big questions about the new Star Wars and women—would there, uh, be any? Would the film find a way to update Leia’s (in)famous bikini? Would the franchise, under J.J. Abrams, give audiences a female character they can finally feel un-weird about liking?—got its answer. Rey, the tantalizingly de-surnamed woman played by the Hollywood newcomer Daisy Ridley, may have been dubbed “Star Wars’s first female protagonist,” but that isn’t strictly correct: The franchise has had its Leias and its Padmes.
>What Rey is, however, is Star Wars’s firstfeminist protagonist. No distressing damsel, she’s instead a fighter and a survivor and a nurturer and an all-around badass. She may fit the trope-happy cliches of Hollywood lady-ry—the “empowered woman,” the Strong Female Lead—but she’s also something both simpler and more meaningful: a fully realized character. Rey is a woman who refuses to be defined as one.
Thoughts on this, lads?
>Rey is a woman who refuses to be defined as one.
they got that right since she has less curves than a refrigerator
>strong female character
>must automatically be a feminist
>The whole fucking article how she is a woman and how great it is that she is such a strong woman. Woman woman woman. Women.
>But the most important thins is she is not defined by being a woman!
>Rey is a woman who refuses to be defined as one.
All anyone ever talks about regarding Rey, whether they're for her or against her, is the fact that she's a woman. Including this very article. Rey is a woman who is defined solely by being a woman.
>>In an early scene in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Han Solo and his newest protégé, Rey, prepare to fight a collection of Storm Troopers. Han hands her a blaster. “You might need this,” he says. Rey shoots him an are-you-kidding-me look. “I think I can handle myself,” she says. Han shoots back: “That’s why I’m giving it to you.”
To me that line sounded more like Han was telling her she was way in over her head.
look at the picture gentlemen. she is holding a 4-ft long black cock, grimacing like she's taking cock in the ---, orgasm face black guy behind her, sex explosion in the background, little peach/flesh-tone white guy robot watching on helpless. Sorry that's just the way it is... this is written by someone with very little tolerance for, and minimal knowledge of, the usual conspiracy theory stuff……. this fact is just something you have to face and accept if we're agreeing on the premise that filmmakers use symbolism. Do you think filmmakers use symbolism? or are films just pretty pictures, and books just fancy words? well here's a pic of a white girl getting steamrolled by a black guy while a cuck droid watches, and it's more cut and dry than anything in Citizen Kane. disagree? then youre either a dope or you have some sort of ideology that won't allow you to see it
Nothing about high-level film-making is accidental, nothing about a 10 billion dollar movie that the whole country is going to see is accidental. it's not my business what you do with this information, you can delve deep into conspiracy theory, or you and your wife can start taking refugees in your home, whatever, drive to oregon with canteens and rations and other stuff, whatever you want to do, but the factual information that you cant argue with is that some people with a lot of money and country-wide influence and an indirect link to the minds of everyone's children, Want You To Think About White Girls And You Know What (the thing in her hand in every shot), and the subjugation of White Masculinity into little rolling bouncing baby balls. that is an unbiased take that anyone with a brain and a rudimentary understanding of film/entertainment should be able to see.
Rey is alright but when some tryhard internet blog writes about her as some beacon of feminism, it immediately makes it irrevocably tacky and cringe to even think that she is
I'm not an idiot, I'll decide for myself if something speaks a positive message for women
Really wish we got rid of all these undesirables latching onto to entertainment of all things and politicizing it
>RLM talk about this fucking movie for 9 months straight
>movie comes out
>sluggish tired 3 am review
>"Yeah its great"
>literally silence since
>no discussion WHATSOEVER about how fucking mary sue-ish Rey is
How was Leia a damsel in distress? She probably killed more stormstroopers than Han or Luke on the DeathStar.
Han was the one who got taken hostage in Empire and put on Jabba's fucking wall as decoration.
I haven't seen the movie so that's the impression I got as well. In what way does a "are-you-kidding-me look" make her into some feminist icon?
>Cucking is after all a fetish that's going around wealthy lefty circles at this time (see: Jew ones)
Which means it will hit the general populace real soon. Possibly under the guise of "open relationships".
Yeah, its really played out, when grandmothers say it, yeah.
I really hope feminists go all in on Rey and when she inevitably gets captured and put in a sexy costume they can throw up in their seats.
>Star Wars’s first feminist protagonist
>fighter and a survivor and a nurturer and an all-around badass
This is what feminists actually believe.
Women being great doesn't bother me. Women being great drawing deliberate attention to their womanhood being what makes them great bothers me. Women being great because they defy gender roles in their setting bothers me.
Nothing like that happens in Star Wars. There's nothing wrong with Rey and she is in no way a feminist icon. She is what feminists wish they can be and the only reason they don't bitterly denounce her as "unrealistic" is because men vocally hated her first so they're just being contrary.
>There's nothing wrong with Rey
She brings down an otherwise enjoyable movie with her annoying omnicompetence that becomes flat out immersion breaking when she starts teaching herself the force an hour after learning it was real.
She was captured, but she was never a damsel in distress. All she needed was someone to open the damn door so she could get herself out of there. Likewise, in RotJ, she was entirely responsible for "rescuing" herself - she was the one who took out the lights in the sail barge, casting it into confusion and giving her time to strangle Jabba and break the chain holding her to him.
Leia was never really a "damsel in distress" imo though. Both times she gets captured be the empire, in ANH and ESB, it's because Vader, the most powerful villain in the Galaxy is there. Not even Han Solo could face him.
In ANH when they "rescue" her from the detention center, the get pinned down and she ends up saving them by grabbing Luke's blaster and blowing up the vent. Then she holds her own against storm troopers while Luke is fiddling with his belt rope.
And as for the bikini thing, she fucking let herself get captured as part of their stupid elaborate plan. She still kills jabba all in her own. What's the problem with looking sexy while doing it? I thought feminists were against slut shaming?
Rey is problematic, because she shows no flaws and disregards team work: a very important theme in the OT which I think is a good lesson for any gender.
Which is why I'm hoping she gets the shit kicked out of her in episode 8 so she'll actually have an arc and something to learn from.
Remember, she beat Kylo Ren after he was emotionally and physically unstable. If he is more in tune with the Sith by episode 8, Rey is going to get fucked and will actually have to work hard to be a hero.