Anita Sarkeesian’s Take on Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Anita Sarkeesian, the founder of Feminist Frequency, has returned with a new vlog, and in her new video, she reviews Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The following is a segment from Sarkeesian’s review:

By far what I found most appealing about The Force Awakens, one of the most anticipated films of the decade in one of the most universally beloved film franchises of all time, is that its two main characters are a white woman and a black man. This is meaningful not only because it moves Star Wars into a space that better reflects its audience, but because the franchise is huge enough to influence the larger filmic landscape, and potentially nudge Hollywood toward consistently telling more inclusive stories. I also appreciated that women were widely present in this film as military commanders, tavern owners, and fighter pilots. (Female pilots were actually filmed for the climactic space battle in Return of the Jedi, but sadly they were cut from the final film.)

To hear more, check out the below video and see what you think.