I don’t know how many of you are familiar with Ken Loach, the British filmmaker who unflinchingly depicts the hardships of the working class in England, Scotland and Ireland – usually featuring characters whose accents are so thick they need subtitles when they screen over here. His movies tend to be so serious, sad and political that they’re hard to satirize without being mean-spirited – but by the Force, I think satirists Greg Haiste and Marie Lawrence, and director Nick Reed, have nailed it by imagining Loach’s take on Star Wars.
And even if you don’t know Loach’s work, Vader as a PE teacher and that lightsaber boner scene may win you over nonetheless.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist