Strong Female Characters #5: all about gay icons and your favorite Star Wars ship

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We've got a late Christmas gift to take you into the new year. That's right, we care about you so much that we've spent our holiday season painstakingly crafting another glorious episode of our FANGRRLS podcast, Strong Female Characters, all to delight your earholes as you flip 2017 the bird and gallop into 2018 on your golden rainbow unicorn (NOTE: unicorn not included in the podcast).

This week, hosts Cher Martinetti and Preeti Chhibber are joined by io9's Charles Pulliam Moore to talk all about gay icons and your new favorite Star Wars ship. And no, we're not talking about the Millennium Falcon.

P.S. Go check out superstar artist Rhys Bobo (@homoingrained on Twitter), whose Finn/Poe art we erroneously used in an earlier draft of this post.

Below is just one sample of Rhys' amazing work, but there is way, way more on Rhys' site. Go support Rhys!

Strong Female Characters examines our favorite female characters and storylines in genre and draws parallels to their real-life counterparts and current events. Fangrrls managing editor Cher Martinetti and contributing editor Preeti Chhibber welcome a different guest each week to explore oft-used tropes, representation in media, and the surprising and sometimes humorous ways in which pop culture and science fiction can influence our daily lives.

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