I knew Hollywood was racist, but I didn’t know it was this racist. (Basically- George Lucas had to fund his new film himself because none of the studios would back a film with an all-black cast.) Pretty disgusting, ain’t it.
Also: I’m a rariety among Star Wars fans in that I honestly like and admire Lucas. From what I’ve seen of him he seems to be a pretty neat guy (who commited the apparently unforgiveable sin of never being happy with his film creations). I hope this film is a success, and, like he says, it will open the door for more films like it.