A new featurette highlights the leading women of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Uploaded via Clevver Movies official YouTube page, the short video featurette showcases characters Maz Kanata played by Lupita Nyong’o, Captain Phasma played by Gwendoline Christie, and Rey played by Daisy Ridley.
Various publications have praised the most recent entry in the Star Wars movie series for its inclusion and portrayal of strong female characters. According to an article written by Tasha Robinson for The Verge, “We may have reached peak Strong Female Character with Rey. Yes, she should be an extreme outlier, not a model for every female character to aspire to, just as not every male character in the movies should be Captain America or Ethan Hunt. But she should also be allowed to be as unquestionably superlative a protagonist as they are. We can’t have nice things until we learn to accept the ones we’ve been given.”
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opened on December 18, 2015. It also stars John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill.
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