But Princess Leia in a metal bikini remains Star Wars’ most alluring visual effect, as legions of celebrity parodies that have donned the outfit can attest.
But lo, the tides are turning against this once-captive Leia, as evidenced by rumor this week that Disney would be pulling the character from its Star Wars marketing plans to come. Thanks, Disney.
But maybe they’re onto something. It’s a meme that’s undergone death by fanboy fetishism and easy sight gags. And here’s the evidence: our slideshow salute to the best Slave Leias of the recent past.