In this episode we analyze the portrayal of masculinity in Star Wars, with special focus on Kylo Ren. -We discuss the nuance and careful layering that went into Kylo Ren’s characterization as a conflicted and powerful yet vulnerable young man. We discuss the impact of Kylo Ren’s male figures on his development and choices. We speculate as to the reasons why he has chosen to identify with his idealized Darth Vader while rejecting the very real and perhaps flawed Han Solo and Luke Skywalker. -We discuss the backlash against Kylo’s character, and how it may have come about as a result of his clash with ideas of “acceptable” and traditional masculinity. -We analyze Kylo’s act of patricide and cross guard saber from a Freudian lens: sometimes a lightsaber is just a lightsaber – but not when it belongs to Kylo and he’s twirling it about. 😉 -We discuss the potential impact that Kylo’s modern portrayal of masculinity may have on his dynamic with Rey and their likely romance arc in the Sequel Trilogy.
Share in Social Networks Lets go over star wars the last jedi and star wars news when it comes to actor mark hamill who plays luke skywalker in star wars the last jedi. Mark has talked about his feelings toward rian johnson and his direction of the character and recently mark hamill goes over how […]
Share in Social Networks Count Dooku REVEALS Why Sith are STRONGER than Jedi (animated scene) Sith and Jedi have been at war for centuries…it’s cool to see a powerful Jedi Master explain the difference between the powers used by a Sith and a Jedi and why he switched. This all takes place while he talks […]
Share in Social Networks ¿Por Qué Los Jedi Fueron Odiados Tras La Orden 66? – Star Wars Canon Actual – Descubre por qué la orden de los Caballeros Jedi fue odiada por los habitantes de la galaxia tras la ejecución de la orden 66 por parte del Emperador Palpatine.