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Canonically non-canonical same-sex pairings in “Star Wars,” ranked

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The Last Jedi is testing the patience of some Stormpilot uberfans, who are debating if this new chapter in the new Star Wars saga advances or hinders the fandom-supported Stormpilot romance. I’ve got my opinions on it, which I’ll divulge later on once we’re out of spoiler fever. But discussing Stormpilot brings up the very insurmountable fact…

When will other women of color have their Rose Tico moment in “Star Wars”?

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I’ve seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and like the majority (save for a handful of fans, who I’ll have words about later on once spoiler fever has died down), I absolutely loved the film. The storyline and its more cerebral themes were amazing and refreshing–as SyFy Fangrrls/SyFyWire contributing editor Carly Lane wrote on Twitter, this…

Akai samurai: The Praetorian Guard’s Japanese influence in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

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If you’re a Star Wars fan, you’ve definitely seen the arresting image of the new enforcers in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Praetorian Guard. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, writer-director Rian Johnson revealed that the Guard, Supreme Leader Snoke’s personal protectors, is a more amped-up version of the Imperial Guard in The Return of the Jedi.  While the guards get…

The Academy’s 2017 Class is a Much-Needed Step in the Right Direction

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The Academy has taken a huge step forward with rectifying their “white old man” look by adding a new freshman class of 774 actors and directors, including Gal Gadot, Leslie Jones, Jordan Peele, Nazanin Boniadi, Grace Lee (whom I’ve interviewed before), Zoë Kravitz, Aamir Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Betty White (why hadn’t she been added…

Being Latinx in Hollywood: Media creators talk representation

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Latinx representation in Hollywood is something that seems to be suspiciously under the radar, even though it’s highly important, as the Latinx identity is one that is diverse and multifaceted. Despite characters like Sofia Vergara’s Gloria in ABC’s Modern Family and the casts of Lifetime’s Devious Maids and TNT’s Queen of the South existing in…

Dear Hollywood: Make this Met Gala pic of Donald Glover, Riz Ahmed and Rami Malek into a blockbuster

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The Met Gala has come and gone, and we’ve learned three things: 1. Rihanna is the Queen of the Met Gala Rihanna won. Goodnight! #METGala pic.twitter.com/ZujhZRUIVu — Affinity Magazine (@TheAffinityMag) May 2, 2017 2. Kylie Jenner doesn’t get out of bed unless she can copy a black woman Well I mean… https://t.co/RZ3yghnspF — Teen Vogue…

Bottom line: we’re all problematic, actually

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If there’s one thing I’ve thought a lot about, it’s how to be a fighter for social justice while being a “perfect” person. In other words, how does one become the perfect symbol of resistance without having a few issues you have to fix within yourself? This thought came to a head this week, as…

How “Star Wars” forgot about black women

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I love the new direction Star Wars is taking with The Force Awakens and now Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. I even support the fact that Rogue One is rumored to be the first Star Wars film to not begin with the classic Star Wars preamble crawl. Rogue One is also running with the diverse platform The Force Awakens started, featuring a woman…