In the first installment of a series discussing the big three heroines of Star Wars, Natalie and Lynn are joined by Oaken (@gayamidala) for a discussion about what it’s like to view the illustrious Padmé Amidala through a queer lens. They also discuss the Solo Super Bowl teaser and Natalie Portman’s amazing prequel defender rap on SNL.
Spoiler warnings for Version Control, Unwind, and The Fold.
Let’s talk about ladies. More specifically, let’s talk about god damn General Leia Organa, biological daughter of the biggest mistake of the galaxy and the bravest queen to ever grace Naboo’s picturesque vistas, adopted daughter of verified owner of the Galaxy’s Best Dad mug. At the tender age of nineteen, she stands up to Vader himself; decades later, she’s leading the only resistance the New Republic has against the First Order.
She is vitally important, not just in the GFFA, but in science fiction in general. Why? Because she still has her voice. She falls in love, becomes a slave (ugh), gets married, has a kid — and years later, she still has a voice.