Five Unsettling Considerations about the Original Star Wars Trilogy

One of the reasons we can continue to discuss Star Wars after all these years is—it is messy! When George Lucas set out to create an entirely new universe, he made a world filled with used goods, foul deeds, and screwed up characters. The Star Wars universe, in other words, is a lot like our own! It isn’t ‘clean.’ There are tons of problems in it which Lucas doesn’t bother to come right out and overtly explain (well, some things he has, after decades of interviews). Yet the Star Wars…

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