Kathleen Kennedy Apr 11, 2018 18:00:31 GMT -6
Post by spockoda on Apr 11, 2018 18:00:31 GMT -6
Much has been made of some sexist comments attributed to Kathleen Kennedy saying Star Wars doesn't need male fans or at least doesn't need to cater to male fans. If comments like this were made I find it disappointing that someone in her position at Lucasfilm would basically take a swipe at part of the Star Wars fan base with her feminist viewpoint. I feel stuff like that should be kept out of Star Wars and if she has a separate agenda maybe she could write a book or something. I also feel like she is the type of person that wants to wipe the slate clean, so to speak, of Star Wars fandom. I don't have any facts or figures to back this up but when I was growing up during the OT years Star Wars was primarily a boys type of property. I believe Kennedy knows this well and wants to rewrite the book on Star Wars. I recall in TLJ Kylo said something to the affect of "Let's kill everything old.". Although that is merely a line from the movie, I get a feeling that is what Kennedy has in mind and far as crapping all over the OT/PT fan base and reinventing the wheel as in "her" Star Wars. I'm a fan since the beginning but I am starting to feel marginalized to an extent, like let's forget all the time, energy, and money I have put into Star Wars in my lifetime. And I'm sure JJ Abrams would be on board with this as he had originally wanted to reboot Star Wars altogether. This coupled with the fact that when he first did the Star Trek films he wanted CBS to stop making merchandise from the original Trek so it wouldn't be confused with "his" Trek. I definitely smell a rat somewhere and I might keep her words in mind the next time I go to spend my hard earned money on new Star Wars merchandise, although to be fair I don't really buy a lot of new Star Wars stuff anyway since I only collect the OT and have just started again dabbling in PT figures and I don't collect Disney's "sequel trilogy" as you could call it.