Friday, January 26, 2018

TV Quote of the Day (Jordan Peele, on Blacks in the ‘Star Wars’ Saga)

“Then they had Samuel L. Jackson….My man had the first purple lightsaber. Yeah. How you gonna give Mace Windu a grape-flavored lightsaber?”—Jordan Peele, on the lack of black characters in the Star Wars saga, in Key and Peele, Season 3, Episode 10, “Black Ice,” original air date Nov. 20, 2013, directed by Peter Atencio

This comment came a couple of years before John Boyega and Lupita Nyong'o were cast in Star Wars: The Force Awakens—but it’s still largely white “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.”

As for Mr. Peele, congratulations on those three Oscar nominations for Get Out. Clearly, this is a fellow who not only can make fun of genre cinema, but make it work for him…

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