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The Washington Post's Analysis of Star Wars' Toxic Fandom Doesn't Go Deep Enough The Washington Post's Analysis of Star Wars' Toxic Fandom Doesn't Go Deep Enough

This morning, the Washington Post published an article titled “Who hates Star Wars for its newfound diversity? Here are the numbers.” It comes to the perhaps unsurprising conclusion that, as ferocious as it has become lately, the toxic subculture that has developed in Star Wars fandom is a vocal minority. But its…

Kelly Marie Tran Speaks Out Against Racist Star Wars Fans With Some Powerful Words Kelly Marie Tran Speaks Out Against Racist Star Wars Fans With Some Powerful Words

Earlier this year, Star Wars: The Last Jedi actress Kelly Marie Tran suddenly logged off the internet in what appeared to be in response to an outpouring of racist, sexist trolls who felt the need to voice their distaste for her existence within one of the most popular franchises in the world. Today, the actress…

This Keeps Happening, and It Fucking Sucks This Keeps Happening, and It Fucking Sucks

The CW’s new Batwoman, Ruby Rose, is the latest high-profile actor to quit social media after facing harassment from so-called fans over her role in a nerdy project. It’s becoming more common for actors and creators to leave social media platforms because of online abuse, enough that it’s starting to feel like an…

Stephen Colbert Cut a Star Wars Trailer to Dunk on Kelly Marie Tran's Harassers Stephen Colbert Cut a Star Wars Trailer to Dunk on Kelly Marie Tran's Harassers

The idea that Kelly Marie Tran, the charming actress who played Rose Tico in The Last Jedi, would get such hate for her role that she would possibly leave social media for it, is tragic by way of infuriating.

People in Positions of Power Need to Help Shut Down Vitriolic Fan Behavior People in Positions of Power Need to Help Shut Down Vitriolic Fan Behavior

If you’ve spent literally any time on the internet interacting with fans of pretty much any genre franchise, like Ghostbusters, Star Trek, or Star Wars, then you know that what begins as an impassioned debate can quickly descend into hostile, vitriolic trolling.

Watch Kelly Marie Tran Nail Her Audition for Star Wars: The Last Jedi Watch Kelly Marie Tran Nail Her Audition for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

In a movie that adds a lot to the galaxy far, far away, Rose Tico is an important new window into the world of Star Wars: The Last Jedi—and actress Kelly Marie Tran is clearly having the time of her life now that the movie is out. But a new behind-the-scenes featurette lets us see the moments that secured her place in…

Kelly Marie Tran Eavesdropped on People Who Just Saw The Last Jedi and...

As one of the new characters in one of the world’s most popular film series, Kelly Marie Tran’s face is everywhere. But she was still able to go unnoticed while out for dinner at a pub recently where, as it turns out, she sat next to some folks talking about The Last Jedi in “minute detail.” After listening for a…

The Last Jedi Takes Star Wars to a Fantastic New Level The Last Jedi Takes Star Wars to a Fantastic New Level

Days removed from seeing Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I still can’t believe it’s a real movie. I can’t believe what writer-director Rian Johnson did: He took all of our preconceived notions of what a Star Wars movie is and evolved them. The movie is genuinely shocking at times—multiple times—but it also feels fully…

Kelly Marie Tran's Emotional Night Was the Highlight of Star Wars: The Last Jedi's Premiere Kelly Marie Tran's Emotional Night Was the Highlight of Star Wars: The Last Jedi's Premiere

This weekend, Star Wars: The Last Jedi was unleashed on the crowds attending its world premiere in Los Angeles, which meant we got our first teases and reactions to the movie (surprise, people liked it!). But the highlight of the premiere was Kelly Marie Tran having an absolutely outstanding time.

Kelly Marie Tran Was Working on The Last Jedi Before She Was Allowed to See The Force Awakens Kelly Marie Tran Was Working on The Last Jedi Before She Was Allowed to See The Force Awakens

Writer-director Rian Johnson cast Kelly Marie Tran as The Last Jedi’s Rose Tico in November 2015. A month later, shortly before The Force Awakens was set to premiere, she was in London for make-up and wardrobe tests but still didn’t know much about who she was playing. Rather naturally, she asked Johnson if she could…

The Second Trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi Is Finally Here 

Breathe. Just... breathe. The second trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is finally here.

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