Star Wars Pinup #28 FRAMED Luke Skywalker Slave Leia


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Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa: A princess from Alderaan, Leia has been aiding Luke in his search for Han. It is later revealed that she is actually Luke’s twin sister. Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker: In the year since his encounter with Darth Vader in Cloud City, Luke has nearly completed his Jedi training. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi is a 1983 American epic science fiction film directed by Richard Marquand and written by George Lucas and Lawrence Kasdan, with Lucas as executive producer. It is the third film released in the Star Wars franchise and the first film to use THX technology. The film is set approximately one year after Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and was produced by Howard Kazanjian and Lucasfilm Ltd. The evil Galactic Empire, under the direction of the ruthless Emperor Palpatine, is constructing a second Death Star in order to crush the Rebel Alliance. Since Palpatine plans to personally oversee the final stages of its construction, the Rebel Fleet launches a full-scale attack on the Death Star in order to prevent its completion and kill Palpatine, effectively bringing an end to the Empire. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker, a Rebel leader and Jedi Apprentice, struggles to bring Darth Vader, who is his father Anakin and himself a fallen Jedi, back from the Dark Side of the Force. A sequel, Star Wars Episode VII, was announced on October 30, 2012 and is planned for a 2015 release. Leia infiltrates Jabba’s palace on Tatooine disguised as a bounty hunter and releases Han from a block of carbonite, but she is captured and enslaved. The Huttese gangster discovers her real identity, captures her, makes her his new slave girl and forces her to wear her iconic metal bikini after she frees Han from the carbonite. Luke arrives soon afterward and allows himself to be captured. After Luke survives a battle with the Rancor, Jabba sentences Luke and Han to death by being eaten by the Sarlacc. Luke breaks free and a fire fight erupts, during which Leia strangles Jabba to death, Han knocks Boba Fett into the gaping maw of the Sarlacc and Luke destroys Jabba’s sail barge. The term “Metal Bikini” refers to the iconic slave girl costume worn by Princess Leia when she was held captive in Jabba the Hutt’s palace, at the beginning of Return of the Jedi. The skimpy costume consisted of a copper brassiere fastened over the neck and behind the back with string, copper plates at the groin in front and back, a red silk loincloth, and leather boots. There were other various adornments, including a hair fastener, a snake arm-wrap and two bracelets. Last, there was the chain and collar that bound her to Jabba. After her appearance wearing the “golden metal bikini”, Carrie Fisher (and thus Leia herself) almost immediately became a cult sex symbol. Leia’s metallic bikini scenes were voted by Empire magazine as among the most memorable in movie history. According to the Internet Movie Database, Fisher had said that her costumes in the previous two films had been so long that viewers could not tell “she was a woman”, resulting in the skimpy outfit for Return of the Jedi. “Although being noticed was finally good,” says Fisher, “it was scary walking around almost naked. The guys didn’t seem to notice but I still felt too open. At one point, my top fell and I nearly cried.” Costume designer Aggie Guerard Rodgers noted that the inspiration for Leia’s slave outfit came from the artwork of famed fantasy and science fiction illustrator Frank Frazetta. George Lucas had a “no lingerie in space” policy, which prevented Fisher from wearing a brassiere; adhesive tape was used in its place. One Wired magazine editor stated the only reason for the outfit’s fame is “no doubt that the sight of Carrie Fisher in the gold sci-fi swimsuit was burned into the sweaty subconscious of a generation of fanboys hitting puberty in the spring of 1983.”

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