Discussion Star Wars VII shoul NOT have a female lead

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by RAZORBLADE, Feb 21, 2013.

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  1. Episode Swag Jedi Master

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    You know, the Metroid video game series has you play as a female in every single game for every moment of the game. And you know what? It's more popular among dudes than it is among women. Probably because of the lack of dialogue/narrative, but in a video game you don't necessarily need that.

    For a more mainstream example, Hunger Games was well received by dudes for having an awesome story. Both of these franchises didn't resort to showing off tons of skin so to speak. They both treated their protagonists like a real person. Gotta give them props for that.

    This doesn't necessarily mean I want a female protagonist for 7. But I would be fine with it if they treated her as a human being and not a piece of meat for the audience to gawk at.

    Edit: embarrassing sexist typo lol!
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  2. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Yeah, this pretty much sums it up.

    And I'd like to thank the OP for helping me end my day at work in hysterical laughter.
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  3. Count Yubnub Force Ghost

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    I think it's high time Star Wars takes a more post-modern approach to gender, and cast someone in the lead role who's biologically androgynous.
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  4. Bazinga'd SWC / PT / Spinoff Manager - Thread Executioner

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    You know I have tried to be patient with you, but your responses are bordering on the inane. You Sir, are officially an idiot.
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  5. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    I would say that the lead should be a Hutt, but then Razorblah would have to counter with the logic that space slugs aren't prone to buying merchandise or playing video games and should concern themselves with making him a sandwich & fetching his Bud Ice.
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  6. Chewgumma Chosen One

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    (Gif taken from Spirited Away, a bad ass movie with a female protagonist.)
  7. Reveen Jedi Grand Master

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    I for one am incapable of relating to anybody who's not a white, male, brunette twenty-something with an average build, vague European descent and east-coast to midwestern cultural values. Anybody else? They don't know no Star Wars!

    Let's all hope that the sequel trilogy pushes the envelope in storytelling by sticking to only the most standard character types possible.
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  8. Julius Vernon Jedi Grand Master

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    I hate these threads that are the lead "should be male" or "should be female" or "should be African American" or "should be gay," etc.

    The lead should be someone who is compelling and drives the greater story. That can be achieved with any of the above, through clever writing.

    If I go into Ep. VII and it turns out to be an agenda filled storyline to fight the fight of any particular group of people I am going to be turned off.

    However, if I go into Ep. VII and the lead happens to be male, female, gay, racial minority, alien, etc. and the story is great I will be ecstatic.

    From a business standpoint this film can succeed with any lead that is cleverly written and is compelling.
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  9. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    The Resident Evil film warranted 7 sequels based upon its unparalleled storytelling and dialogue.
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  10. Darth kRud Jedi Grand Master

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    Reading your posts I've gathered you want no females and no Sith or even Darkside force users. I would also like the new Star Wars films to be a bunch of men in bath robes sliding down rainbows and mounting brilliant white unicorns.
    Star Wars! phuc ya!

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    Give this book a read, you might like it?

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  11. LawJedi Force Ghost

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    Star Wars doesn't have the best track record with androgyny. Usually, it leads to the character being killed off violently onscreen. :rolleyes: *cough*Ziro*cough*
  12. Chewgumma Chosen One

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    The only reason they were poorly received by the critics is because they all contained the cootie virus!
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