The George Lucas Usenet Archive
Re: Dear Mr. George Lucas, please read, imperative!
From: [email protected] (George Lucas)
Subject: Re: Dear Mr. George Lucas, please read, imperative!
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 1999 04:05:19 GMT
Organization: Lucasfilm, Ltd.
Message-ID: <[email protected]>
References: <[email protected]>
Summary: I'm pretty rich
On Sun, 13 Jun 1999 18:18:53 GMT, * LOLA LAFONSOULTRAINE!! ya baby! * <[email protected]> wrote:
Dear Mr. George Lucas
Dear Young Lady,
Thank you for your very thoughtful and flattering message. I am glad you have enjoyed Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace. All involved in the movie's production did the very best we could to make it an entertaining experience.
Your suggestions for roles in the next movie are appreciated and I will get back to you once we make a decision on this. I enjoy corresponding with the fans of my movies, which is why I spend an unprecedented 10 hours a day monitoring Usenet, web page message boards, and the like. Usually I only lurk (I'm quite shy) but I felt compelled to respond to your vivacious, energetic message.
I can't say too much about Episode 2 at this time, because frankly many of the decisions have not yet been made and I've only just begun writing the script! I can tell you however that Episode 2 will be exploring mostly gay themes. That avenue of human experience has always been particularly interesting to me, and there isn't much science fiction or even space opera that has really delved into it. I hope this doesn't disappoint you or anyone else; I still want to keep Star Wars an accessible, kid-friendly, all-audiences type of story. I promise to be very careful to explore gay themes in a responsible, tasteful manner, and there will be alot of other things to enjoy. For example, more droids! I love droids. :-)
Please feel free to write again with other suggestions for my movie. Again, thank you for all the wonderful things you had to say, and for everything else that wasn't quite wonderful but still very nice.