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Did George Lucas conceal Princess Leia's busty boobs in Return of the Jedi?

Nov. 28, 2013by: Paul Shirey

It's Thanksgiving here in the U.S. and most folks are gathering around with family and preparing to chow down on some traditional grub, including the Hollywood elite, which leaves the news bank rather empty. So, I'm going to use this time to discuss something that has affected most nerds my age: Princess Leia's boobs. Most notably, Princess Leia's boobs in RETURN OF THE JEDI, while adorned in the notorious metal bikini, while a slave to the infamous Jabba the Hut. Granted, this may be a little "Movie Hotties," but we can have a little fun here, too.

We've all heard the story of how George Lucas had actress Carrie Fisher's nipples taped over with gaffer's tape in A NEW HOPE to conceal any "perkiness" that may arise, especially when wearing a long, white dress. Lucas famously told Fisher that "there was no underwear in space," but apparently that's because there's also "no nipples in PG movies." Well, it appears that Fisher had the same run-in when she returned to "space" with RETURN OF THE JEDI, as her lady lumps were again taped down while wearing the Slave Leia bikini in order to conceal her ample bust.

Here's a side-by-side comparison:

Essentially, it seems that Lucas didn't want Princess Leia to be overly sexy, or more to the point, overly busty, for RETURN OF THE JEDI. It's ironic, though, as Leia being stripped down to a Princess of Mars style bikini as a slave to a giant talking slug gangster is pretty "Heavy Metal" as is. Fisher's cup size was 32DD (or 36C), which is well on display in the pictures of her rocking the costume without gaffer tape holding the intergalactic mammaries down. So, while folks bitch about George Lucas tinkering with his films by having Greedo shoot first, Han step on Jabba's tail, an extended dance number, and, well, all of the prequels, I'm going to bitch about him robbing me of Princess Leia's ample bosoms in that Slave Leia costume.

However, even if we lost out on the cleavage, we were still treated to two-and-a-half minutes of screentime with Carrie Fisher donning the classic get-up, which was more than enough to help usher millions of fanboys into puberty and inspire a generation of fangirls to rock the costume at Comic Cons everywhere. The metal bikini is a proud icon of geek culture and on this special day, I give thanks for that, even if Lucas robbed us of its full potential.

Carrie Fisher may or may not return in STAR WARS: EPISODE VII, although it's unlikely she'll wear the metal bikini again if she does. To get more of Fisher's perspective on this whole STAR WARS thing, check out her memoir "Wishful Drinking" here.

My personal favorite Slave Leia artwork by Blitz Cadet
Extra Tidbit: Shout out goes to our JoBlo.com forums for bringing this serious matter to my attention. Hat tip to you Schmoes.
Source: Wikipedia

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1:14PM on 11/30/2013
"there was no underwear in space" Hmm that sounds like the beginnings of a really bad pick up line. Hey that gives me an idea. How many bad star wars pick up lines can you think of? Here is a couple that "spring" to mind.

Can I get a looky at your little wookie?
I feel a great disturbance but its not the force when ever I see you.
I promise you Im hung like a rancor.
You sound like you have been dating ewoks for too long. Want something a little bigger?
"there was no underwear in space" Hmm that sounds like the beginnings of a really bad pick up line. Hey that gives me an idea. How many bad star wars pick up lines can you think of? Here is a couple that "spring" to mind.

Can I get a looky at your little wookie?
I feel a great disturbance but its not the force when ever I see you.
I promise you Im hung like a rancor.
You sound like you have been dating ewoks for too long. Want something a little bigger?
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6:26AM on 11/30/2013

Of course...

The moron who thinks Jar Jar Binks is a good idea doesn't believe in "space underwear"...JEEZUZ EFFING CHRIST, what a lunatic. It's seriously a miracle the man made any money off of something that is so clearly good for every reason that doesn't have anything to do with him.
The moron who thinks Jar Jar Binks is a good idea doesn't believe in "space underwear"...JEEZUZ EFFING CHRIST, what a lunatic. It's seriously a miracle the man made any money off of something that is so clearly good for every reason that doesn't have anything to do with him.
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6:20AM on 11/29/2013
I can't figure out the mentality of someone who would want to clothe a woman in a bikini and then attempt to make her look *less* sexy.
I can't figure out the mentality of someone who would want to clothe a woman in a bikini and then attempt to make her look *less* sexy.
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12:45AM on 11/29/2013
that bastard how dare he tape down some luscious hooters
that bastard how dare he tape down some luscious hooters
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5:24PM on 11/28/2013
Watch the bluray the hotness is in full hd it's well worth it!
Watch the bluray the hotness is in full hd it's well worth it!
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4:02PM on 11/28/2013

I don't know...

I think it's more likely she had padding in the Rolling Stone shoot? How do you hide boobs in a bikini? Where does the boobage go?
At any rate, Thank You JoBlo. Thank You.
I think it's more likely she had padding in the Rolling Stone shoot? How do you hide boobs in a bikini? Where does the boobage go?
At any rate, Thank You JoBlo. Thank You.
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3:50PM on 11/28/2013

Best. Article. Ever.

It could only get better than this if it got more into the hopes of there being newly-released footage from the scenes in an upcoming Blu-ray release.
It could only get better than this if it got more into the hopes of there being newly-released footage from the scenes in an upcoming Blu-ray release.
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11:49AM on 11/28/2013
Vader in that pic! "You're not wearing this in public"

"Shut up, Dad!"
Vader in that pic! "You're not wearing this in public"

"Shut up, Dad!"
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11:30AM on 11/28/2013
Damn...i never really thought about it before, but Fisher was really freakin hot back then...wow!
Damn...i never really thought about it before, but Fisher was really freakin hot back then...wow!
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11:05AM on 11/28/2013

thanks Lucas

couldve made an ionic scene that much more sexier, i mean why act all PG if your going to put a broad in a slave outfit?
couldve made an ionic scene that much more sexier, i mean why act all PG if your going to put a broad in a slave outfit?
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9:24AM on 11/28/2013
Didn't they also tape her down in the white dress in A New Hope?
Certain I remember Carrie Fisher saying that in an interview years ago.
Didn't they also tape her down in the white dress in A New Hope?
Certain I remember Carrie Fisher saying that in an interview years ago.
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9:20AM on 11/28/2013

Damn it

This fits right in with his whole "kidification" of the series. Damn Ewoks, Jar Jar and now this!
As for anyone who never noticed her figure, take a closer look at her in that nice little white number she wears in A New Hope. Hubba Hubba.
This fits right in with his whole "kidification" of the series. Damn Ewoks, Jar Jar and now this!
As for anyone who never noticed her figure, take a closer look at her in that nice little white number she wears in A New Hope. Hubba Hubba.
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8:34AM on 11/28/2013
WOW, geez George!
WOW, geez George!
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8:07AM on 11/28/2013
The sexual awakening of pretty much every 80s dude personified. Was very glad to get a hold of the 6 inch scale Hasbro Black Series Leia. It has a pretty nice likeness to Carrie Fisher: [link]
The sexual awakening of pretty much every 80s dude personified. Was very glad to get a hold of the 6 inch scale Hasbro Black Series Leia. It has a pretty nice likeness to Carrie Fisher: [link]
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7:30AM on 11/28/2013
Damn you George, let nature take its course! Man she was so sexy back then.
Damn you George, let nature take its course! Man she was so sexy back then.
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4:55AM on 11/28/2013
I never notice this before. Have to rewatch original Star Wars again then.
I never notice this before. Have to rewatch original Star Wars again then.
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