Creator of Universally Hated “Star Wars” Show About Lesbian Space Witches Lashes Out Against Viewers

I’d be interested in her thoughts on Donald Trump.

I’m sure I agree with all of the various criticisms of Disney.

I’m sure they’re woke lesbians who make terrible shows and people are right to hate them over it.

However, I must also say: making a show that you know everyone is going to hate and then lashing out and blaming the fans when they complain about it is hilarious.

You gotta respect that.

New York Post:

The creator of the controversial Disney+ “Star Wars” show “The Acolyte” is pushing back against those who say that her show is “woke” propaganda featuring “lesbian space witches,” slamming the criticism as “reductive.”

Leslye Headland, the “first openly queer person to create” a major Star Wars project as The Hollywood Reporter (THR) described her, spoke to the outlet this week about the backlash the show has gotten for its progressive themes, telling the outlet that she never intended to make a show with an overt political agenda, even if it contains some LGBTQ messaging.

“I don’t believe that I’ve created queer, with a capital Q, content,” Headland told the entertainment outlet.

Leslye Headland

“Star Wars: The Acolyte” has proven to be one of the most divisive entries in the Star Wars franchise since its debut on Disney’s streaming platform earlier this month.

I think we can probably say “the single most.”

People hate this more than the third JJ Abrams film, and people really hated that a lot.

Despite being a hit with critics – it currently features an 85% Rotten Tomatoes rating among professional movie reviewers – it has a 14% audience score, the lowest rating in that category among all Star Wars content.

The Disney-owned film franchise has been criticized by fans in recent years who claim the company has embraced “woke” storylines and characters, with fans slamming “The Acolyte” as the most progressive one yet.

The show’s LGBTQ reputation has preceded itself, generating a now-viral moment where a journalist from The Wrap told Headland and non-binary series star Amandla Stenberg during an interview that the show is “arguably the gayest Star Wars by a considerable margin.”

Headland also weighed in on a controversial storyline in episode three of “The Acolyte” which seemed to confirm critics’ worst fears about overt LGBTQ propaganda being part of the show.

The narrative in question implied that two powerful witches belonging to an all-female society used force magic to generate their female offspring, the twin main characters of the show played by Stenberg.

In social media circles, disgruntled fans started mocking the series for having made “lesbian space witches” a legitimate part of the Star Wars canon.

Well, the bitch is kinda thicc.

You know?

But yeah, also I hate the color of her skin and so on, so I guess she’s right that I didn’t watch this show because I’m hateful.

So I guess now I have to watch it and leave a good review so I don’t feel guilty.

It’s a cool strategy to make shows you know people are going to hate and then try to guilt trip them into watching them.

It’s way funnier than just hiring talented people to make entertaining media.