With Star Wars episode 7 hitting theaters in 2015 it is what everyone is talking about. Visions from our youths flash back to us like the shine of lightsaber across our eyes. While everyone remembers the epic battles, futuristic technology, and the struggle between good and evil it is the underlining meanings that make Star Wars the prevailing fantasy movie. Star Wars is completely filled to the rim with gay references. Here are just a couple.
The light saber is the most powerful weapon in the galaxy and shaped like a penis. This phallic symbol is used by both Sith and Jedi to dominate each other. In some cases it forces them to submit and succumb to the dominant wielders wishes. That is exactly what happened when Emperor Palpatine handedly defeated Mace Windu and turned to Anakin allowing him to finally take in his force. The light saber is always at the ready, whomever finds themselves in combat without one looks at his opponent in envy. Lightsaber envy.
Anakin Skywalker and Emperor Palpatine
The complicated relationship between Anakin Skywalker and Emperor Palpatine goes far back to when Anakin was just a pre prepubescent boy and Palpatine stated he was going to "keep an eye on him". It culminates when Anakin gets on his knees in front of Palpatine and swears his submission while taking in Palpatine's strong force energy. This type of dynamic between two people is well illustrated in the gay community. You may call them tops and bottoms, twinks and twunks, or bears and cubs. Much like Anakin and Palpatine it involves one submissive and one dominant individual.
Is there any bigger fetish in the galaxy then tight black leather? Throw in sensory deprivation and a propensity towards choking and you have the template for Darth Vader. After completely accepting his sexuality and giving himself completely over to the "Dark Side" he spends the rest of his life in full bondage gear terrorizing the empire in a masochistic rampage. Not to mention his helmet is clearly in the shape of of a penis tip.
R2D2 and C3PO
These two bickering droids travel the galaxy like a an old married couple on permenant retirment vaction. The relationship between R2D2 and C3PO is as complicated as any in the galaxy. On one hand the neurotic C3PO openly shows his distain for the easy going R2D2 but then confesses he would not want to live without him. Much differant then the dynamic between Anakin and Palpatine, the love affair between these droids is built on mutual respect and admiration.
Jabba The Hutt
There is nothing in the galaxy that is more drenched in sex and homo-erotic symbolism then Jabba the Hutt's throne room. Jabba himself is clearly a transvestite and the "King" or "Queen" of his throne. He surrounds himself with men, women, and other that are scantily clad in a den of decadence and lust. He keeps the lights out and liquor flowing allowing his subjects to entertain his every desire in what amounts to an alien burlesque show.