The fan documentary series Looking for Leia has found a home at SyFy Wire. Episodes will be available Saturday, December 21 on SYFY.com, VOD, YouTube and NBCU’s OneApp. Two episodes will air on the SyFy Channel itself at 11/10c.
Even Coach has a Star Wars line now
And the latest Brand to join the Star Wars party is… Coach?
Go figure. There’s some nice enough stuff here, but I have to admit that there’s very little here that wouldn’t fit right in with the subtler Loungefly products. Is it worth paying Coach prices for? That’s up to you, I suppose. The smaller stuff is cute, I guess. Browse it all here.
Her Universe is bringing a whole new Star Wars collection to Chicago
Her Universe is launching a capsule collection for Celebration Chicago called “Sisters of the Force,” featuring items inspired by several Star Wars women. (And they’re bringing back one of their originals, the “Padmé nouveau” tee.) Ashley Eckstein talks to StarWars.com about the inspiration behind each piece, or check out the gallery under the cut.Continue reading “Her Universe is bringing a whole new Star Wars collection to Chicago”
Women in Star Wars, by the numbers
Glasgow University academic Dr. Rebecca Harrison analysed most of the Star Wars films by the percentage of screen time for women. The Last Jedi (43%), The Force Awakens (37%) and Rogue One (35%) top the list, with A New Hope (15%) and Revenge of the Sith (17%) having the least. The rankings only take into account characters with speaking parts, she tells the BBC.
I have FINALLY ranked all of #StarWars based on screen time for women. This is now canon. Don't @ me.
43% Last Jedi
37% Force Awakens
35% Rogue One
23% Return of the Jedi
22% Empire Strikes Back
20% Phantom Menace
18% Attack of the Clones
17% Revenge of the Sith
15% A New Hope
— Becca Harrison (@BeccaEHarrison) May 28, 2018
Her initial tweet on the subject went viral, but that the analysis will be part of a book examining race and gender in the saga. There’s even more details on her blog.
Meanwhile, here’s what the box office is telling Lucasfilm, in the wake of Solo‘s less-than-stellar take: More women, please.
Women of the Galaxy book coming this fall
A new book by Amy Ratcliffe will profile 75 Star Wars women. Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy, due out in October, will feature an “eclectic mix of female characters from the films, cartoons, novels, comics, and video games.”
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The real problem with Forces of Destiny?
Youtuber Jenny Nicholson has a smart, measured (and sometimes hilarious) take on the Forces of Destiny line, how it’s failing the intended audience of young girls, and how it could be improved. As someone who was a girl pre-Bratz (let alone Monster High, a doll line I was only barely aware of), it’s a pretty intriguing look at a lot of things that wouldn’t even have occured to me – and here’s one real-life example from a dad.
(And yes, if you’re keeping track, there is a brief Mara Jade mention.)
Her Universe’s Solo line at Hot Topic, Torrid now
Her Universe’s main lines for Solo has launched at Hot Topic and Torrid, and they are extremely retro and colorful and even – in a way – sort of subtle? In that some of them are not immediately recognizable as Star Wars to the non-obsessive eye, that is. Because there is exactly nothing subtle about those stripes and the other extremely ’70s touches.
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Victoria Mahoney joins Episode IX as second unit director
Victoria Mahoney will be a second unit director for Episode IX, fellow director Ava DuVernay announced this evening on Twitter. “Catt’s outta the bag,” Mahoney tweeted. “Thank you @ava for putting my name in the #StarWars #LucasFilm hat. Thank you #JJAbrams for inviting me on your ferocious ride. *This one’s for the outliers, dreaming big–in small corners of the Earth.”
Mahoney will be the first African-American woman to hold a directing role in the franchise. Her directing credits include episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, American Crime, Power and DuVernay’s Queen Sugar.
As for what exactly a second unit director does, @Geek_Kay on Twitter pointed to an article that talks about the job with John Mahaffie, who held the position on the Lord Of The Rings films, Rogue One, The Avengers and more.
Looking for Leia hits $25K target goal
With just over a week to go, the Star Wars docu-series Looking for Leia has surpassed their Seed&Spark post-production target goal of $25,000.
Meanwhile, director Annalise Ophelian has been out discussing the project with the podcasts Coffee With Kenobi, Rebel Grrrl, Sapphic Skywalkers and Steele Wars.
You can still donate or follow the campaign, which is open through April 20th.
Looking for Leia expands into six episode docu-series
The fan documentary Looking for Leia, a look at women in fandom, is becoming a six episode docu-series, and they’re raising funds. Head over to Seed & Spark for more info and some previews.