ONE OF MY FAVORITE QUOTES
This is probably the best line in the entire trilogy.
This is the best line in the trilogy.
#padme amidala#NEVER GETS ENOUGH APPRECIATION#SHE IS ALWAYS WOODEN ROMANCE THING TO EVERYONE#UGH#PADME AMIDALA STARED DOWN DEATH ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS#HER WORLD ENACTED SPECIAL LEGISLATION FOR HER TO KEEP ON AS SENATOR#AFTER HER TERM AS QUEEN ENDED#AND SHE WAS QUEEN WHEN SHE WAS ONLY FOURTEEN DAMMIT#FOURTEEN YEARS OLD#AND QUEEN OF A FUCKING PLANET#long story short#if you don’t like padme amidala i don’t like you#she had a feminist narrative despite primarily being in the movies to be anakin’s love interest#but that’s entirely because of plot points set up before anyone knew Lucas was doing the prequels#imo this moment was when she cracked#THIS ONE MOMENT#this was the chip that started the spiderweb of cracks in her spirit#and Anakin’s betrayal was the second#what i’m trying to say is#her romance with Anakin wasn’t what brought her to give up on life#THE POLITICAL SITUATION IN THE GALACTIC REPUBLIC WAS#so fuck you if you think she gave up living because she couldn’t bear to be without anakin#she couldn’t bear to be without justice and rights for all beings#that’s what (tags via teroknortailor)
So first of all, I 100% agree with everything said above. Padme was totally underrated, as was her job within the narrative of the prequels. That’s not what I want to talk about though.
I want to talk about her hair.
Specifically this hairdo in the above shot. Because I’m looking at that hairdo–one of the simplest I’ve ever seen her wear when in Queen/Senator mode–and do you know what I’m seeing?
I’m seeing this:
…and trying to figure out if I’m just thinking too much into things when I wonder if that’s an intentional allusion. Because if this is the moment when Padme breaks, if this is the moment when the Republic dies for her… is it not also the moment when the Rebellion is born?
…I’ve been thinking a lot about that recently.