Star Wars' obsession with white guy filmmakers is hurting the franchise


For the most part, Lucasfilm’s keeping their Star Wars plans close to the vest.

But of the details we do know about their upcoming slate, one obvious pattern stands out: All of them are being created by white men. 

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This isn’t a new state of affairs. As Maureen Ryan points out at Variety, 24 people have been brought on to “direct, write, or otherwise take the creative lead” on a Star Wars movie over the past 41 years. 

Of those 24, just one (Leigh Brackett, a screenwriter on Empire Strikes Back) has been a white woman. The other 23 have been white men – up to and including the latest additions, Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Zero have been people of color. Read more…

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