Tag: Fandom

Looking for Looking for Leia

About two and half years ago, I first came across an exciting documentary project exploring female and non-binary fans in Star Wars and how the figure and influence of General (née Princess) Leia has shaped, guided and informed their lives. My wife and I happily spared what we […]

Where were you in ’99?

Documentaries, interviews and opinion pieces capturing a slice of Star Wars fandom tend to have one thing in common – showcasing that first crop of fans from 1977. This, we’re led to believe, is the golden generation, fandom’s year zero, and with it comes a kind of superiority, […]

It’s not you Star Wars, it’s me

I wanted to take a moment to talk about Star Wars fatigue. It’s something I’ve suffered of late and, I’m sure, an issue you’ve also contended with at some point or another. But first, let me clarify by what I mean by fatigue. I don’t mean that there’s […]