I believe that in George Lucas’s film Star Wars: A New Hope it is worthwhile to target our attention on the actors’ embodiment of the characters and the plot, and thus the thought process of the creator. Being a female child of the early 2000’s, one of the most peremptory and noticeable aspects of the movie was the way in which the actors filled their roles. I was taken aback by the diversity of the character’s personalities and their ability to adapt their interactions given the vastly greater realm of improvisational opportunity. For example, there would have been so many possibilities of how the crew in the bar fight, space station, and Jabba scene could have inferred the producer’s definition of “acting ordinary” or “talking to a slug”, so I am really impressed that they were able to pull off so many creativity-heavy scenes so well. Nonetheless, I did find that some other portions of their performance were quite emotionally banal; although I am not sure whether that is because of the norms of the age that I am not familiar with or the movie’s catering towards masculine audiences. The most prominent of this idea is Luke’s reaction to all of the people around him dying: Uncle and Aunt, Obi Wan, and his fellow pilots in the conclusion. After the display of what Sarah and I discussed to be “shallow” reactions and emotions, Luke carried on with what he was doing- unfazed. Moreover, I found it quite funny that Luke’s next action was to try and get a girl. The -subjectively- flat characters led to a flat plot. In fact, the broken-down timeline of the movie can be summarized with as “physical fights between good and bad guys”. Sure, the success of the movie can be mostly attributed to the rolling action and creative backstory, but we can observe that this is highly aimed towards stereotypically male traits. Yet, before we start attacking the author, I would like to argue that this film is not anti-feminist or advocating for sexism. Just because a film clearly has sexist elements does not mean that it advocates for it. In fact, I believe that Lucas was trying to ease society into the elements of feminism without making this splendid idea chauvinist. A single, empowering female character amongst plenty of discrimination may have been quite optimistic and epiphanic for their time. In the end, I believe that while this film is –figuratively- about all sorts of diversity within the galaxy, is it also about the metaphorical diversity of the ideologies of the characters and producers. The character lens might not be the most obvious one to use, but the way a figure is portrayed can tell us a lot about the wants, fears, and perspectives of the author.