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2012-10-05 08:28:20 PM
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MrSteve007: Click Click D'oh: Dear failauthor:

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Well, I agree that the slave Leia costume should be included in as many articles as possible, it is fairly easy to explain why she was wearing it (the article's title is "Inexplicably tiny outfits in SciFi History").

She's a slave for a crime lord/gangster - and her outfit is built to both enslave and be eye candy. Especially when you include the collar & chain worn in the film.


"[W]hat people forget, when they talk about Slave Leia outfits, is that it's the one costume she doesn't choose for herself. She's forced into it, compelled to wear that bikini for Jabba's dubious and slobbery pleasure. And I can see why people are upset that this happens-because if there's one thing we do not need to gratify so much, it's the male gaze in film-but at the same time, I think it's important that this happens to Leia, because it happens to plenty of women, all the time, every day, around the world, with or without help from a gold bikini.

And here is what Leia does, when you force her into a scanty outfit and choke-chain: she takes that chain, and she kills you with it. She doesn't let her clothing get in her way or limit her more than she can help-she waits for her moment to strike, and then she conquers her would-be conqueror and saves the day.

And I was a little kid, not yet desensitized to violence [...] Jabba's death scene freaked the hell out of me. It wasn't a clean blaster shot to the chest or a slice from a light-saber that sent sparks flying or made you turn invisible. There were struggles, and flailing, and twitching limbs. The shots are close-ups, and very dark-it's vicious, and vengeful, and physical, and very very personal.

So for me, wearing that gold bikini does not mean 'Here I am, a sexy toy for your amusement and gratification.'

To me, that gold bikini says, If you f*ck with me, I will end you." ~ Olivia Waite
2012-10-05 08:03:09 PM
4 votes:
Dear failauthor:

www.podpocalypse.com
2012-10-05 10:13:49 PM
3 votes:
How about no outfit?
farm9.staticflickr.com
2012-10-05 09:08:37 PM
3 votes:
Not sure inexplicable, but should be included in any such list just because

www.theimproper.com

And just because one good alien-ass-kicking babe needs another

www.gonemovies.com
2012-10-05 08:54:15 PM
3 votes:
www.bmovienation.com


"Logan's Run"
2012-10-05 08:45:51 PM
3 votes:
bedazzled.blogs.com

Too obscure?
2012-10-05 08:39:00 PM
3 votes:
What a terrible farking list.

Practically everyone in every sci fi movie of the 60s and 70s was wearing stuff like this:

www.thescifishow.com

And the list has farking 300 and Catwoman?!
2012-10-05 05:35:49 PM
3 votes:
it appears the author of the article doesn't know the definition of science fiction
2012-10-05 11:43:57 PM
2 votes:
www.badmovies.org
2012-10-05 11:28:54 PM
2 votes:
Tinier than these outfits?

www.blogcdn.com
2012-10-05 08:58:16 PM
2 votes:
Forbidden Planet. 1956.

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...with the angry fist of an invisible space monster
2012-10-05 08:20:41 PM
2 votes:
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
2012-10-05 08:09:22 PM
2 votes:

Click Click D'oh: Dear failauthor:

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Well, I agree that the slave Leia costume should be included in as many articles as possible, it is fairly easy to explain why she was wearing it (the article's title is "Inexplicably tiny outfits in SciFi History").

She's a slave for a crime lord/gangster - and her outfit is built to both enslave and be eye candy. Especially when you include the collar & chain worn in the film.
2012-10-05 07:44:06 PM
2 votes:
Not to be too much of a geek, but Feyd-Rautha wore that plastic loincloth for one scene only, a knife duel, for which it was an eminently practical costume and which I am pretty sure was also described in the book. So, inexplicable my ass.
2012-10-05 05:22:09 PM
2 votes:
Who: Catwoman

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2012-10-07 11:08:36 AM
1 votes:

Loren:
No--the article was specifically about "inexplicably" tiny outfits. There's a good reason for Leia to be wearing something skimpy and attractive there.


Yes, because eye candy.

Only fark can rationalize that Leia wore a slave outfit because you know, that's what slaves wear, right? If sticking a princess in a bikini is how you are supposed to humiliate them, best not tell that to the real life princesses, they seem to have a fancy for the things. By the rational that he was trying to humiliate her because you know, those sorts of clothes aren't proper for princesses, he could have put her in a burlap sack. Lets not play like idiots here and continue on with the explanation that metal bikinis are standard issue humiliation suits, so clearly it's obvious that she had to be wearing one... There's a very good reason why George Lucas put her in a tiny outfit and not a burlap sack
2012-10-06 12:36:46 AM
1 votes:

ChrisDe: [img.gawkerassets.com image 300x169]

Gay movie....or gayest movie?


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Not even close.
2012-10-05 11:12:21 PM
1 votes:
That author is an idiot

this is sci fi 

farm7.staticflickr.com
2012-10-05 10:03:08 PM
1 votes:
www.fanpop.com
2012-10-05 09:48:14 PM
1 votes:

Glockenspiel Hero: MrSteve007: Click Click D'oh: Dear failauthor:

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Well, I agree that the slave Leia costume should be included in as many articles as possible, it is fairly easy to explain why she was wearing it (the article's title is "Inexplicably tiny outfits in SciFi History").

She's a slave for a crime lord/gangster - and her outfit is built to both enslave and be eye candy. Especially when you include the collar & chain worn in the film.

The odd point- why is she eye candy?



I don't think it was as much on a physical level as an emotional one. He knew who she was, and having her in his servitude might have been, to his mind, immensely humiliating. She's the kind of person who probably always looked down on his gangster activities, and the sight of her at his, um feet? okay tail, must have been gratifying to his ego.
2012-10-05 09:42:10 PM
1 votes:
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com 

To reiterate-
2012-10-05 09:25:18 PM
1 votes:

Glockenspiel Hero: MrSteve007: Click Click D'oh: Dear failauthor:

[www.podpocalypse.com image 313x480]

Well, I agree that the slave Leia costume should be included in as many articles as possible, it is fairly easy to explain why she was wearing it (the article's title is "Inexplicably tiny outfits in SciFi History").

She's a slave for a crime lord/gangster - and her outfit is built to both enslave and be eye candy. Especially when you include the collar & chain worn in the film.

The odd point- why is she eye candy?

Jabba's an enormous alien slug. I have no idea what sexual characteristics Hutts find attractive, but I can't imagine the gold bikini did anything for him or the dozens of other non-human races around him. It's probably not even obvious to him what humans would find degrading.

It would be like us enslaving a giant jellyfish and painting its body in horizontal red stripes- everyone knows that's horribly demeaning to giant alien jellyfish, plus everyone gets a chubby looking at it, right?


Hutts are androgynous and a slave girl dancer would be a status symbol for a crime boss. It wouldn't need to have any personal interest for Jabba as long as he got to make the princess his status symbol.
2012-10-05 09:16:35 PM
1 votes:
img.gawkerassets.com

Gay movie....or gayest movie?
2012-10-05 09:15:53 PM
1 votes:
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Zev Bellringer
2012-10-05 06:32:00 PM
1 votes:
50 Quatros on the babe in the silver bikini
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