Hello Star Warriors!
You probably already know The Last Jedi the eighth outing for the Skywalker family saga, hits screens Friday, December 15. With anticipation at a frenzied level—and since Last Jedi will also feature the farewell performance of queer icon Carrie Fisher, who died last December—we’ve put together this little recap to bring any queer Jedi-lovers up to speed.
Ok, and hotties John Boyega and Oscar Isaac might just play a couple, which alone would warrant the price of admission.
Oh, and we also saw the movie early. So, while we’ll not spoil the plot. But trust us when we say you’ll want to keep these previous plot tidbits in mind.
Now, everyone whip out a lightsaber.
1. Carrie Fisher Says Goodbye
The Last Jedi marks the final film of queer icon Carrie Fisher, though it gives her one hell of a send off. Suffice it to say, Leia gets in on the action, reminding the world why we fell in love with her—and with Ms. Fisher—in the first place.
2. Finn gets Poe Wet
Three young heroes: the scavenger Rey (Daisy Ridley), pilot Poe (Oscar Isaac) and former stormtrooper Finn (John Boyega), join with Princess Leia (who now holds the rank of General) to fight back against Kylo Ren and the First Order. Rey has a strange connection to The Force that sends her in search of Luke, while Poe and Finn have a strange connection to one another that makes us hope the end up a couple. One does squirt on the other in The Last Jedi. Take that as you will.
3. Kylo Ren goes Shirtless
Adam Driver has a rather equine quality about him. He did, however, get into shape to play Kylo Ren, and goes shirtless in one scene, in which his physique resembles that of a mule. If that’s your idea of a good time.
4. Pee First
At a jam-packed two and a half hours, The Last Jedi threatens to destroy bladders the same way the Death Star destroyed planets. Pee first, or risk becoming one of the thousands of voices crying out in terror by the two hour mark.
5. Bring Kleenex
Trust us, between the end title dedication to Fisher, watching her in her swan song, or the dark elements of death and remorse that populate The Last Jedi¸ you’re gonna need ‘em.