Star Wars sees mag’s dark side

Townsville Bulletin - - LIFESTYLE -

STAR Wars bosses have dis­tanced them­selves from a raunchy pho­to­shoot in Amer­ica’s GQ mag­a­zine fea­tur­ing the movie’s fa­mous robots in bed with come­di­enne Amy Schumer.

Pic­tures from the Star Wars- themed shoot emerged this week show­ing the 34- year- old In­side Amy Schumer star in sev­eral risque poses with the fa­mous char­ac­ters.

The shoot in­cludes im­ages of Schumer, dressed as Car­rie Fisher’s Princess Leia, suck­ing the fin­ger of an­droid C3PO, putting a lightsaber into her mouth, and sit­ting top­less in a bed smok­ing a cig­a­rette next to C3PO and his droid pal R2D2.

Star Wars fans have tweeted about their shock and dis­gust at the char­ac­ters’ in­volve­ment in the shoot, and a rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Lu­cas­film and Dis­ney, who own the fran­chise, re­leased state­ments in­sist­ing they did not give per­mis­sion for it.

A tweet on the of­fi­cial Star Wars page reads: “Lu­cas­film and Dis­ney did not au­tho­rise, par­tic­i­pate in or con­done the in­ap­pro­pri­ate use of our char­ac­ters in this man­ner.”

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