Star Wars Gender Roles

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George Lucas started off Padme's story with a bang, she and the handmaidens were a band of Leia-worthy bad asses in The Phantom Menace. Padme, with the help of her handmaidens take back her throne on Naboo. But as with Leia, Star Wars failed to truly deliver a complete story arc worthy of Padme's feminist origins, particularly her role and fate in Revenge of the Sith. In later years, The Clone Wars animated television series faced a similar dilemma, introducing multiple significant new strong female characters to Star Wars but often bringing them to fates that undermined their character arcs or sacrificed them in service of a story arc for a male character. Creating iconic female characters has been one of Star Wars' strong points, but fulfilling…show more content…
teach them well and let them lead the way.” the modern society is highly dependent on their future generations. More and more kids are being educated and one of the ways that influence the way children think is how movies portray certain things, this is why I choose Star Wars as an area to further explore my question “To what extent do modern views of feminity affect female roles offered in the Star Wars movie franchise?”. Star Wars is a movie that continued through the late 20th century to the 21st century and between these two centuries the concepts children started to have towards female characters and the role of women, in general, have changed…show more content…
This fresh idea and their popularity has also contributed in influencing the stereotypical female roles and also as other producers of movie series saw this they started to follow the pattern and include more female characters in their works, which rapidly increased the amount of female characters showing up in movies as protagonists. The franchise's willingness to sell Slave Leia’s costume, even after it being one of the causes of the massive dispute in the society, as well as the Padmé Amidala’s costume, in their marketing putting Star Wars out of step with feminist resurgence of the last decade. The Star Wars franchise has spanned generations, impacting lives and creating its own culture and it remains the film industry's greatest commercial and cultural success, deeming itself worthy of

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