Star Wars - Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia

An upcoming fan documentary film aims to bring the female part of the Star Wars fandom to the forefront. The passion project titled Looking for Leia – referring to Carrie Fisher’s iconic character Princess turned General Leia Organa will highlight women who have a deep passion for the space opera and ask them how a science-fiction film franchise has impacted their lives.

Even before the clamor for diversity in Hollywood, Star Wars has already been a pioneer in bringing empowered women to play significant roles in their narratives, case in point – Leia. But over the years, the lore continues to be populated with powerful female characters. The prequels had …

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