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Revealed: Star Wars Originally Had Female X-Wing Pilots

12 December 2012 5:20 PM, PST | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Quick! Name three female characters from the original Star Wars! Well, there was Princess Leia. And Luke.s aunt Beru (Shelagh Fraser). And . um. Well . there was, uh, Ashoka? No, that was Clone Wars. Were any of the Jawas female? Clearly George Lucas wasn.t going out of his way to be politically correct back in 1977 when he took audiences to a galaxy far, far away for the initial Star Wars. In fact, according to a story on Buzzfeed, Lucas went out of his way to cut three female Rebel pilots who were shot on camera during the climatic attack against the Death Star, then clipped from the final cut before it reached theaters. Kudos actually go out to Lucas for coming up with female fighter pilots, and using actresses of varying ages. As you can see in the second photo, one woman was nearly a senior citizen, suggesting that »

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