Andor On Disney+ it’s unlike anything we’ve seen on Star Wars before. There is no Jedi who uses the Force to save the day or heroes with the last name Skywalker. instead of, Andor It is a show about the little people trampled on by the empire and the reasons why the lack of courage chose to rebel over obedience.
Andor It’s also the first time any Star Wars project has confirmed, yes, people in the Star Wars universe an act Get it. people have sex Andor! Well, not on screen in an NSFW way, but in a subtle and mature way off screen. Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) visits a brothel and searches for his long-lost sister among sex workers. Cassian’s friend, Bex (Adria Arjuna) pays a late-night visit to game boy Tim (James McCardle) in Episode Two. And in the morning, she gets out of Tim’s bed and gets dressed herself.
This may sound like nothing but PG-rated gestures toward sexuality, but in Star Wars, that is leaked. Before AndorPremiering a three-episode movie on Disney+, the closest we got to sexuality in Star Wars was some stolen kisses and Padmé (Natalie Portman) pregnancy. (I still insist that Padmé and Anakin’s chemistry was pointless, and it wasn’t actually clear if they had sex or whether Luke and Leia were magically conceived like their father.) But Andor Star Wars adults say damn it and that might be the most exciting thing about this show.
Andor It takes place five years before the events of the original Star Wars movie and, more relevantly, five years ago Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This film tells the story of how a rebel spy Cassian Andor rallies a group together to steal the Death Star’s plans. While the mission was a success, Andor’s team did not survive to see a brighter day. Andor is a sprawling 24-episode series about how Cassian Andor became a top-notch rebel spy and how ordinary people built the foundation of the rebellion.
The first three episodes of Andor It serves as a trilogy of story revealing how Cassian Andor was recruited to join the rebellion. We know he was part of an indigenous tribe in a global mining colony called Kinari. A terrible accident killed everyone in the mines and left the locals at the mercy of the republic. While exploring a wrecked ship, young Casa meets smuggler Marfa Andor (Fiona Shaw). She has mercy on the boy and saves him, later adopting him as her child Cassian.
However, Cassian cannot shake the memories of his past. Namely, he has a younger sister who is left in Kinari. The first few minutes of Andor Follow Cassian to the aforementioned brothel on Morlana One, a seedy corporate strip filled with quirky security officers and a red-light district full of foreign sex workers flaunting their wares. Does Cassian have sex? No, this is not his game. He is looking for any clues about where his little sister has arrived. But what is so fascinating is the tacit understanding that what is being sold is sex. It’s just a realistic part of life in this part of the Star Wars Universe.
in Andor Episode 2, Becs appears drunk on the way home of her lover Tim (James McCardle) after dark. She shyly asks if she can spend the night to Tim’s surprise and delight. The two snuggle up in the shadows and Bex wakes up half-clothed in Tim’s bed the next day. There’s no skin licking, but the way she takes off her jacket is erotically charged, as is the way Tim stared jealously at Becks not talking to him, but Cassian Andor in an earlier scene.
These little nods in sex may seem inconsequential, but one of the things that has taken hold of Star Wars as a franchise is how often movies and shows make up for it, or completely ignore it. As I wrote five years ago: “Love, lust, and desire are part of the human experience—the part of the human experience that is set aside in the Star Wars story.” Then you leaned on it rogue one Keep teasing Cassian Andor’s/Jen Erso (Felicity Jones) courtship without following up. now with AndorIt seems Star Wars has finally allowed its adult characters to act like fucking adults.