Wednesday, June 27, 2012

(Grainy, Out of Focus) New Images of Slave Leia Discovered

Here's a vidcap from new behind the scenes footage of the fight over the Sarlaac pit in Return of the Jedi. See the tiny figure in the red circle? It's Slave Leia in action -- well, in a rehearsal -- and that's about as much of her as you'll see. Image source: Vidcap from the video located here.

Hardcore Star Wars fans are all agog over some footage of the filming of Return of the Jedi that has recently been unearthed. It's seven minutes of all-new "Return of the Jedi" behind the scenes footage!

Of course, the real question is, how much of Slave Leia do we get to see? And the answer is, just what you see in the vidcap, a tiny female figure running about, probably Carrie Fisher's stuntwoman. You can watch the whole video here, at

Or you can take my word that it just isn't worth it.

However, the video IS worth seeing to give you some idea of the scale of the sets Lucas worked with one that movie. That's one huge construction there! Seeing it with the trailers and cars parked in front gives you a much better sense of scale than you get in the movie itself. Source: vidcap from the movie cited above.

Here's my feeling: Unless you're a die-hard Star Wars fan, there's a slavegirl waiting in the wings that's going to blow Slavegirl Leia right out of the Iconic Slavegirl market. Her name is Slave Ana, and she belongs to Christian Gray, and yeah, I'm talking about 50 Shades of Gray.

All Slave Leia does is run around in a skimpy slave girl costume for a time. If the movie version of 50 Shades of Gray is anything like as popular as the book, and stays faithful to it (and filmmakers seem finally to have figured out that staying faithful to the original makes for successful movies) then Ana will be the person people think of when they think of "slave giri." Image source: Training of

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