Okay, let’s start from the beginning… For those of you who don’t know, here is what J.J. Abrams said in an interview with Good Morning America:
“Star Wars was always a boy’s thing,” Abrams said. “I was really hoping this could be a movie that mothers could take their daughters to as well.”
Now, personally, I felt that I totally understood what Abrams meant and definitely didn’t think he was trying to be offensive to us female Star Wars fans AT ALL—
I actually loved that he thought about mothers and daughters while making Star Wars: The Force Awakens! (And you can read more about my thoughts on his comment by clicking here!)
But, lots of people got upset about what Abrams said because Star Wars has always been a girl’s thing too! Duh!
And, on Friday, Abrams addressed his comment during a Twitter Q&A:
Cool, right?!! Very awesome that he addressed the comment and cleared up any misunderstandings about it.
Furthermore, his Twitter comment here just confirms what I took from his original statement– That, from a general, societal perspective, Star Wars has been seen as a “boy’s thing.” But it’s not! Never has been, never will be! And it appears that The Force Awakens is acknowledging that and working to change it. Which is AMAZING.
And I’m soooooo excited to see how Abrams’ understanding of and appreciation for the female perspective plays out in The Force Awakens!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18th! Woot woot!