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How Star Wars Episode VIII Begins…

I had a dream last night that Chris Hardwick drove me to the opening of Star Wars Episode VIII. And this is how the movie started:

FADE IN

EXT. AHCH-TO MOUNTAIN SIDE – DAY

REY stands with the SKYWALKER LIGHTSABRE in her hand, offering it to LUKE. She is scared, confused, elated. But the Jedi Master just stares. The tension between them contrasts with the endless beauty of Ahch-To.

REY

Why won’t you say something?

LUKE

You have something… Your nose.

REY

What?!

LUKE

(wiping at his nose to demonstrate)

It’s…

Rey wipes at her nose.

REY

Better?

LUKE

No, the other side.

Rey wipes furiously at her nose with her free hand.

REY

Now?

With the speed of the Force, he crosses the distance between them. He stands before her, the tip of this thumb protruding from between his index and middle finger.

LUKE

Now, I have you nose.

REY

That’s your mechanical hand! My nose is NOT mechanical. What are you doing?!

LUKE

We never got to play these games when you were a child.

We’ll see if I’m right December 15, 2017.

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Why Disney’s Lack of Rey Figures Hurts Boys and Girls

My friend Kari Maaren—author, filker and professor—has a challenge for Disney and the Disney Store: give us more Rey toys.

We have heard this argument, but Kari makes a point I have not yet heard before: It’s not just important for little girls to see themselves in toys, but little boys, too. Kids make up stories using action figures/dolls. (I know I did.) And play in all species is a way to practice skills one will need as an adult.

So a way for little boys to recognize women as equals and have agency is to incorporate them into their play, and therefore their stories, during formative years.

Please give her video a watch and share it!


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