A Star Wars Fairy Tale: Dyads in the Force

The trope of a pure and innocent heroine pursued by a man drowning in darkness has lasted for generations and shows up in many stories, from The Phantom of the Opera to Beauty and the Beast, to Professor Snape and Lily James in the Harry Potter franchise. It also appears in the classic stories of... Continue Reading →

Across the Stars: The Ill-Fated Romance of Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala

Obsessive. Obsession. Obsessed. These are not words that you want to describe your feelings toward or your relationship with a significant other, are they? And yet, they sum up the relationship between Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala quite well. While most fans decry Anakin and Padmé’s relationship as being toxic, cringily written, and so on,... Continue Reading →

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