You wanna know why I think Padme is interpreted so differently by different people, or just completely ignored by most? I don’t think a lot of people want to reconcile with the fact that Padme is a smart, strong leader who can stay cool under pressure with the Padme that’s also so unapologetically romantic. They don’t want this to be the same person, because they just don’t think they go together. But Padme is. And a lot of women are. And you almost never see women be both in the media. They’re usually one or the other.
That’s why to some she’s the strong woman that George Lucas made completely out of character or she’s this weak, awful mother who didn’t stick around when her two children should have been able to rely on her, all because of a man. They don’t think that the 14-year-old girl who defeated the trade federation could also be the 27-year-old woman who had her heart completely and totally broken by her husband (though I don’t believe that was the only thing that broke her heart that day. The two things she had devoted her life to, The Republic and Anakin, had crashed and burned all in the same day, right in front of her eyes. That would take a toll on anybody.)
And, also, where did this concept of her making totally rational decisions all the time come about? She married a guy, like, 2 weeks after she saw him again for the first time in 10 years. Idk why people always take her actions in rots as out of character. She has a track record for not making totally smart decisions when it comes to Anakin.
That thing where Networks air an amazing show with a great, inclusive, representative cast, only to offer it no promotion, no exposure, but then blame its cancellation on lack of viewership and high cost.
Like gee, I wonder why ya’ll aren’t making your money back or attracting audiences. Let people know the show exists, perhaps?
Still star crossed isn’t renewed for a second season. It’s going to be canceled. Just like Pitch, The Get Down, Sense 8, Twisted, Deception, Sweet/Vicious, and basically anything that isn’t centered on the comfortable ignorance of society without diversity or inclusion. Fuck. Everyone. That. Had. Anything. To. Do. With. It.
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