Since Star Wars: Return of the Jedi premiered way back in 1983, an ocean of ink has been spilled over one specific topic: the slave costume worn by Princess Leia while she is a prisoner of Jabba the Hutt. The costume is both infamous and iconic. It’s been described at length both as one of the most eye-catching and memorable pieces of costuming in cinema and as a classic example of the ways in which Hollywood demeaned and objectified women. Needless to say, it’s an ensemble with a complicated place in movie history, unless you look at it through the eyes of a child.
YouTuber Adam Buxton has done just that. He captured his five-year-old daughter’s reaction to the infamous metal bikini and he’s brought it to life with animation from the McLeod Brothers. So what does a child of the new millennium think of Carrie Fisher’s future space-magic bondage gear? She’s into it. She’s not a big fan of the whole slavery thing, but setting aside the weirdo gender dynamics, she thinks it’s a pretty sick look; move over fashion police.