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A Gay Stormtrooper Love Story: VIDEO

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Long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away...there were gay people too.

Check out this short film called "Love Wars" from Spanish filmmaker Vincente Bonet Martinez about two Star Wars Stormtroopers inside the Death Star. It's screening at the Notodo Film Fest.

In the film, the two Stormtroopers, played by Jordi Sanchez and Ivan Jara, discuss their clandestine relationship and the oppressive social environment they find themselves in, and fantasize an escape to Alderaan where they can live happily.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. I dont know if the fact they are clones is disturbing or hot!

    Posted by: rovex | Jan 11, 2012 10:11:12 AM


  2. eww! Isn't that, like, twin incest!? They're genetically the same!

    Posted by: Brody | Jan 11, 2012 10:11:24 AM


  3. As a Star Wars geek since childhood, that was completely awesome! The clone thing is a little creepy but kinda hot too.

    Posted by: RonTEX | Jan 11, 2012 10:25:20 AM


  4. Well, if you just pretend it's the first movie it's assumed they are just regular soldiers - since all the stormtrooper voices in the original movie were different. But the whole thing is kind of sad anyway, since they are about to be blown up.

    Posted by: ams | Jan 11, 2012 10:26:15 AM


  5. Hey, if making out with your sister is acceptable, then clone-cest must be, too.

    Posted by: luminum | Jan 11, 2012 10:27:17 AM


  6. Cute.

    Looks like a love scene between a GOProuder and a Log Cabiner that's having second thoughts and considering joining the Occupy movement.

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Jan 11, 2012 10:33:06 AM


  7. Were Stormtroopers clones? I thought only the Jango Fett clones were clones and they were just humans in uniforms.

    Posted by: FernLaPlante | Jan 11, 2012 10:36:05 AM


  8. Doing it with your clone would only be masturbation.

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Jan 11, 2012 10:36:57 AM


  9. All of the Stormtroopers are clones, thus twins. So, you can't get more incestuous or masturbatory than clones loving each other.

    Posted by: Mark | Jan 11, 2012 10:45:36 AM


  10. think that stormtroopers are clones = under 25 years old

    think that the prequels are misleading (i.e. stormtrooper clones, medichlorians) and that this was a tribute to the original without all the added bs = 25 years old and above

    Posted by: yadda | Jan 11, 2012 10:54:51 AM


  11. Not to read too much into it, but it does underscore to me the misguidedness of radical activists who think the solution to homophobia is to create total social anarchy and destroy ALL cultural standards and ANY kind of conformity.

    By taking that approach, they only ensure that they will be dismissed as extremists. Human culture is defined to a great extent by behavioral conformity....and it has to be that way for society to function. The trick is to a) do away with BAD elements of the culture--like homophobia, and b) to not become so rigidly conformist that individuality and personal expression are crushed.

    Unfortunately, while early gay activists understood that, many comtemporary activists don't seem to, which is why I think the movement has stagnated.

    Posted by: Rick | Jan 11, 2012 10:56:28 AM


  12. @TAMPAZEKE Yours is the best comment of all. I had similar sentiments.

    Ademas el video es excelente muy bien hecha y aplicable a los debates de hoy en dia.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Jan 11, 2012 11:52:18 AM


  13. Actually, based on the time period, roughly 0 BBY,(There being a deathstar but still being an Alderaan to escape to), the stormtrooper corps was made up of roughly 1/3 of the clones of the Fett design. The rest were recruits.

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Stormtrooper

    /being a giant dork

    Posted by: JT | Jan 11, 2012 12:14:13 PM


  14. beyond terrific. and yes, great shades of GOProud, Occupy movement, and such

    Posted by: shane | Jan 11, 2012 12:33:32 PM


  15. This scene is clearly set at the end of the original film (the so-called "Episode IV"). By this time, as others have mentioned, the stormtroopers were NOT all clones--regardless of whether you go by the intent at the time the movie was made (when there is no mention of them being clones) or the "official" Lucasfilm answer now.

    Posted by: Matt | Jan 11, 2012 1:01:19 PM


  16. I really love this!

    And, as an aside, whoever did the subtitles is translating "indignados" as "angry people" and I would propose that the better translation would be "rebels."

    Posted by: Frank Butterfield | Jan 11, 2012 1:13:57 PM


  17. OK -- here's a bit more -- just discovered that "indignados" is the word used to describe occupiers in Spain.

    Posted by: Frank Butterfield | Jan 11, 2012 1:17:40 PM


  18. lol Clearly the other trooper didn't hear the words surrounding the I Love You...
    I wouldn't be so giddy if my guy said he didn't want to fight to be able to publicly show his love for me, nor want anyone knowing we were together.

    @Jt: They mentioned that they had just blown up Alderan, but the other was pretty distracted I guess, since he had no idea. Don't know if that changes anything.

    Posted by: B | Jan 11, 2012 3:19:11 PM


  19. Leave it to Rick to clearly identify the caricature of left/right.

    Also leave it to Rick to accept the caricature and perpetuate it.

    This cute video isn't about Stormtroopers or even gay people. It's about Spain.

    Posted by: BobN | Jan 11, 2012 5:07:09 PM


  20. The storm troopers weren't clones...they were just regular soldiers of the Empire.

    but...clone sex does sound totally hot.

    Posted by: jay | Jan 11, 2012 5:32:21 PM


  21. Nice to see a bit of gay romance in the "Star Wars" universe-( and who cares if they are clones this is sci-fi after all) The Spanish soundtrack really makes it work-so unless you understand the actors you are missing a lot of the humor- but the end was really sweet. Muy bien echo!

    Posted by: jaragon | Jan 11, 2012 5:54:50 PM


  22. Rick: The Phantom Mattachine...

    Posted by: Blair Martin | Jan 11, 2012 7:54:49 PM


  23. too talky. apparently I'm in the minority here. 'Troopers were great because the did as they were told with a minimum of backtalk.

    Posted by: Dr.Theopolis | Jan 12, 2012 1:44:51 PM


  24. Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.

    Posted by: Nike Heels | Jan 12, 2012 10:33:19 PM


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