A Star Wars Smooch
The newest movie in the Star Wars saga included a lesbian kiss scene. It was a brief scene at the end of the movie among two insignificant characters. And it’s precisely for it’s irrelevancy that I must comment.
The newest of the Star Wars trilogy, under Disney’s direction, has wasted no time demonstrating what side of the culture wars to which they belong. What has been most obvious has been feminisism and intersectionality.
To speak my mind, the intersectionality has not bothered me too much. The acting has been very good, and so there is no evidence that these actors were selected on the basis of skin color. Some of the acting in Star Wars has been terrible, but the acting has always been terrible in these movies, so there is no evidence of foul play there.
With that, feminism has been a major influence in the newest Star Wars with women leading in battle all over the place. While Star Wars historically has not been afraid to cast women as soldiers, such as fighter pilots and various other military leaders, there is no doubt that the original Star Wars remained much more realistic, putting men predominately in militant roles. With these newest movies, women have largely been the brains and the muscle behind the battles. (Although it makes sense that movies which already require so much suspension of disbelief would be the genre that explores this.)
Interestingly enough, given all the intergalactic intersectionality, Secularism rears its insatiable fangs yet again. The newest movie essentially eliminated a character from the movie prior, which happened to be an Asian actress. According to one source this “character’s place in the franchise has been widely heralded as a win for diversity and touted by Disney as the beginning of a new era for the series.”
The same source quoted the writer of the movie attempting to offer a reason for why the character played such a small role in the newest movie, but I’ll let my readers judge the credibility of his answer. What seems obvious to me is something that cannot be said.
Some are suggesting the director is caving to the racist backlashes shown online. I believe the new movie, under new leadership, saw it is a forced role to begin with, and regardless of the actor’s skin color, the new writer and director didn’t see the role fitting into the new direction. Even the latter option is not good enough for social justice though. Thus, even though these new movies gave a female, a black man, and a Hispanic man lead roles throughout, they still aren’t righteous enough for the social justice mobs.
To pay their penances for their sin of limiting the only Asian actor’s screen time, the movie threw a bone to another important bishopric within the Secular, social justice worldview, the “LGBTQ+ community.” And that is where our awkward, contrived smooch comes back into play, the smooch that got nearly the same amount of screen-time as Rose Tico.
In order to make sure we didn’t lose sight of how woke Disney is, they condescendingly threw homosexuals a bone with a quick lesbian kiss, attempting to make two women kissing completely natural and normal. However, this kiss failed to enrage me since it was so forced. I was embarrassed for Disney, quite honestly.
Adding in homosexuality as a side-note, and not making it the heartbeat of the film, will never satisfy this movement. They will sense what this gesture amounts to, the cinematic form of head patting. This is token homosexuality. Apparently many have been saying this, and even one of the movie’s star actors insisted the movie push the agenda further,
“I think there could’ve been a very interesting, forward-thinking – not even forward-thinking, just, like, current-thinking – love story there, something that hadn’t quite been explored yet; particularly the dynamic between these two men in war that could’ve fallen in love with each other,” Isaac told IGN. “I would try to push it a bit in that direction, but the Disney overlords were not ready to do that.”
To demonstrate how perfunctory this scene was it can be noted that it was removed for less enlightened cultures. Apparently Singapore understands the truly unnatural character of homosexuality so they make films that contain homosexuality as a “subplot” are more prone to receive an R-rating. While it is really a stretch to call this a subplot, the point is taken.
And it simply is a reminder to us all that we need more skepticism toward those who push the LGBTQ+ agenda. This perverse ideology is likely not being upheld due to the courage of convictions. This is not principled stands. This is virtue signaling with minimum cost. And when money is on the line, well… you see what happens. They make us wonder how they define “ally.”
No Forgiveness Here
The backlash from Rose’s screen time, even in light of the many minorities profiting from these films, the backlash of the homosexual kiss, all reminds us all that this movement is insatiable. It cannot be satisfied.
Christians are often times too gullible, praising and embracing anyone who mentions the Lord’s name. Unlike Christians, social justice adherents will never be reprimanded for showing too much grace. Disney would be better off growing a spine. Disney would be better off to find the truth, and then stand for it, no matter where it leads.
What we learn from this is that social justice is a Gospel-less worldview. They have standards, gods, penances, and many other things common to religions, but what they lack is an “It is finished.”