one thing is totally beyond me, all this (including coming from this site) complaining about female protagonist roles. is that the only lens you see and judge movies, nowadays? not even for a second am I disturbed by Rey or Jyn…heck, if anything, women have a lot of catch up to do.
I am male, I dont like tfa or tlj a bit, I like R1. Is that the inner alt-right speaking, I cant understand it. Male or female, homo or hetero, what does it matter? Isnt the plot itself, the context, the overall believability important for judging? People complain about PC, and I am sure they have minorities in mind (how can they push Finn, how can they dare make someone important without having 100% hetero credentials), the good old world, if there were just someone who could make it great again.
All those groups attacked as PC have never got attention, and are by far not such a small minority in the first place, so I think they should catch up. But of course from having zero representation to the current level is a huge shock for people being accustomed seeing them, and only them. Time to get over that…and if the accusation is that PC is only for business reasons to target new groups…well, the old and for-such-a-long-time-only-group has been targeted by the same business for a long time. Nobody complained that that was PC, very strange.
There is Luke, Finn, Poe, Han, Kylo, Snoke, Chewie, Cassian, Vader, Tarkin, Krennic, the Intelligence General, Hux and whatnot, and still people find time to complain about female protagonists.
The world is 50+% female.
Funny, I never mind in a movie if a particular hero or villain is female or male, just if played well or not. But in real life I cant escape this discussion.