Star Wars Book Confirms That One Of The Character is Gay.
Star Wars fans are opinionated and are a few things that are universally loathed like Star Wars Holiday Special. Despite critical panning of the weird television special, some aspects managed to seep into the main canon like Bea Arthur’s song-singing bartender.
The latest comes from From A Certain Point Of View. The book is a series of vignettes with characters from the original movie and some characters who readers had learnt had something to do with this story.
One short story by Chuck Wendig called “We Don’t Serve Their Kind Here” is on Wuher, the barkeep of Mos Eisley Cantina who had uttered the title phrase to Luke Skywalker.
Though the short explains why Wuher deos not like droids, a paragraph confirms that Arthur’s character Ackmena as canon in Star Wars universe. It confirms that she is married to a woman named Sorschi, making her an LGBTQ character.
The paragraph states:
“Eventually the day wound down. Wuher gave the cantina over to the night-shift barkeep, a tough old broad named Ackmena who lived out on the Delkin Ridge with her wife, Sorschi. And Wuher did what he always did: He went, had a glass of blue milk to settle his stomach, and then he went to bed.”
Ackmena appeared in Star Wars Holiday Special, with Arthur using her trademark wit. After warding off unwanted advances from a humanoid, the Empire had imposed a curfew on the planet of Tatooine and this forced Ackmena to kick people out of the cantina.
She sang “Good Night, But Not Goodbye,” backed by Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes and bid everyone farewell. It was weird and out of place but appearance of Bea Arthur is more than welcome. Here is hoping that her popularity skyrockets and fans get to see Ackmena: A Star Wars Story on the big screen.