Five Year-Old ‘Star Wars’ Fan Has Some Adorable Opinions About the Slave Leia Costume
One of the most iconic moments in the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy is when the nefarious Jabba the Hutt has taken Carrie Fisher’s Leia as his slave, forcing her to dress in that skimpy gold and red bikini outfit with a chain attached to her neck. That moment from ‘Return of the Jedi’ is embedded in the memory of both male and female fans of the franchise, and over the years we’ve debated whether the Slave Leia costume is OK or if it’s salacious objectification of our heroine. In this video, a five year-old girl and ‘Star Wars’ fan weighs in on the matter, and she has some opinions that are a bit mature and very cute.
Rather than just film a little girl talking about ‘Star Wars,’ this dad chose to make an animated version of their conversation, which allows for some fun visual ideas. Adam Buxton posted this animated discussion with his daughter about the Slave Leia costume, and while you might assume that her opinion on the subject would probably be something along the lines of disdain, it’s actually quite the opposite.
As it turns out, this little girl is a big fan of the Slave Leia costume, which she thinks is very flattering and pretty, especially with Leia’s hair fashioned into a braid. Buxton tries to explain to his daughter that some people find the costume to be demeaning, but his little girl doesn’t agree. While she acknowledges that slavery is horrible, she also thinks that Jabba the Hutt has some very keen fashion sense.
Too cute, right? Hopefully we’ll get more opinions about ‘Star Wars’ from this kiddo when ‘The Force Awakens’ hits theaters on December 18, 2015.