LOOKING FOR LEIA is a documentary about women and non-binary fans who found identity, connection, and purpose in their love of the galaxy far, far away.
Women have always been Star Wars fans, it's just taken 40 years for the world to notice. And women's fandom is passionate, creative, and reaches far beyond the legacy of Leia. LOOKING FOR LEIA is a joyous gender justice project that shifts the traditionally male-centered narrative of “geek culture,” and explores the ways women and non-binary fans create galaxies of their own. Sit back, because we’re about to fem-splain Star Wars fandom.
We're currently in post-production. Want to stay up to date? Follow us on social media, we're a good time there.
We've gotten some great press coverage in The Verge, Good Morning America, The Mary Sue, and Nerdist, and you can hear director Annalise Ophelian on FanGirls Going Rogue, Unmistakably Star Wars, and read her interview on Everyday Fangirl.
We're proud to partner with WeTransfer as winners of Seed&Spark's #100DaysofOptimism rally, providing grant funding and marketing support.
sneak peek trailer
four minutes of footage compiled at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017
11 minutes of interview footage from our interviews around the country
Looking for Leia is not licensed by, sponsored by, or affiliated with Lucasfilm Ltd. or the Walt Disney Company in any way. 'Star Wars' and related properties are trademarks of Lucasfilm Ltd. This is a project about the phenomenology of fandom, media representation, and the cinematic history of science fiction and fantasy films.