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How Poe’s jealousy keeps the Stormpilot hope alive in “The Last Jedi”

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SPOILERS ABOUND! The Last Jedi is dividing fans left and right (I’m on the side that happened to love the movie). Shippers of Stormpilot–the fandom (and cast-supported) coupling of Finn and Poe–are also divided on the movie as well, since not only was there a lack overt Stormpilot moments, but there was also a kiss…

The Breakout Fandom Couple of 2015: Stormpilot (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”)

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens has indeed awakened the slumbering mass that is the Star Wars fandom, which has been waiting for the franchise’s return to greatness. The film, starring and John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, and Oscar Isaac (as well as the members of the original cast), has already reached $1.23B at the time of this…

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” continues the tale of brunettes in space in leaked teaser poster

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The first teaser poster for Solo: A Star Wars Story has been released, and let’s just say the response hasn’t been overwhelming. Or at the very least, my response isn’t overwhelming. I’m not sure if it’s the Photoshop treatment, the color scheme (yellow’s not my favorite color), or just how the actors don’t really seem…

Canonically non-canonical same-sex pairings in “Star Wars,” ranked

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The Last Jedi is testing the patience of some Stormpilot uberfans, who are debating if this new chapter in the new Star Wars saga advances or hinders the fandom-supported Stormpilot romance. I’ve got my opinions on it, which I’ll divulge later on once we’re out of spoiler fever. But discussing Stormpilot brings up the very insurmountable fact…

3 reasons why that “Star Wars” Vanity Fair cover featuring Finn, Poe, and Rose is awesome!

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Vanity Fair has released some special covers showcasing Star Wars: The Last Jedi and celebrating the 40th anniversary of Star Wars as a whole. See the cast of Star Wars: #TheLastJedi on four exclusive @VanityFair covers. — Star Wars (@starwars) May 23, 2017 Apart from the lovely pictures featuring Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma and…

“Beauty and the Beast”: Let’s talk about LeFou – positive representation or token gay stereotype?

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The big news coming out about Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast is that the Gaston’s sidekick character is gay. Not “coded as gay“–he’s actually, up and down, openly gay. We’re finally in the future, everyone! Or are we? The character being officially out is something we have been hoping a mainstream family project would actually do. Also,…

Three Signs of Hollywood’s Slow Lurch Forward to LGBT inclusiveness

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Gay characters, gay women characters in particular, have had a tough time on television in recent months. From The 100 to The Walking Dead enacting the “Bury Your Gays” trope, the narrative that gay characters are only good and worthy if they are dead (for “dramatic effect”) has been run into the ground. But there are three examples…

Exclusive Interview: #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend Creator Jessica Salerno

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The voices are getting louder and stronger for Hollywood, Disney in particular, to include LGBT characters in their properties. A few weeks ago, the hashtags #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend and #GiveElsaAGirlfriend trended on Twitter, showing not only how vast the audience is for mainstream LGBT content (unlike what Hollywood studios think), but also the urgency with which this type…

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The Breakout Fandom Couple of 2015: Stormpilot (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) What “The 100” Didn’t Learn from “Teen Wolf” Looking for Love in Invisible Spaces: Meta & the Gap in LGBT Representation The Heartbreak of LGBT Representation Queer Coded: Captain America and the Falcon

#DifferenceMakers: “Star Wars: Force For Change”

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out! I know everyone’s excited (especially the #Stormpilot fans: read here and here at The Nerds of Color to learn more about the popular pairing). There are tons of reasons to love the film, but now there’s one more: It’s going to give back to fans in need. Lucasfilm…

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