Posted on Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 by Angie Han
I’m sure you’ve all heard of Cracked.com, one of my favorite sites for killing fifteen minutes… or fifty. I tend to find their unique blend of humor, geekery, and plain ol’ smarts to be downright addictive, and before I know it, I’ll have wasted a sizable chunk of my work day just hopping from link to link. (Sorry, Peter!) On the plus side, I’ve usually learned a thing or two by the end of my visit.
I generally find myself browsing their lists, but their videos are reliably enjoyable as well. The After Hours series features Daniel O’Brien, Katie Willert, Soren Bowie and Michael Swaim getting together at Pat & Lorraine’s in Los Angeles in order to pick apart topics like classic movie high schools, fun apocalypses, and things that kind of suck about the Harry Potter universe. The latest installment is “Why Star Wars is Secretly Terrifying for Women,” and you know what, they make a pretty good point. Watch it after the jump.
In brief, the Cracked.com guys and gal conclude that the original Star Wars trilogy is lady-unfriendly because there are barely any females in the universe at all, and even Leia isn’t as wonderful a role model as she’s made out to be. The first point will come as a surprise to absolutely no one, but the second is where it gets a little more interesting. I’ll let them explain the rest, through their signature mix of immature jokes and witty banter:
The gang totally ignores the new trilogy, but I think we can all agree that’s for the best. If Episodes IV-VI proved that George Lucas has a problem with women, Episodes I-III proved that Lucas has a problem with all of humanity.
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