Following Trainwreck writer and star Amy Schumer’s rather racy use of several beloved Star Wars characters in her GQ cover shoot, Lucasfilm condemned the magazine on Twitter.
The sexy shoot – which featured Schumer posing suggestively with likenesses of C-3PO, R2-D2 and other Star Wars characters – was all in good fun, but some Star Wars fans took to social media to express outrage.
This sexy (and slightly bizarre) Star Wars themed photo shoot – by Mark Seliger exclusively for GQ – is for the lifestyle magazine’s August 2015 issue.
As if pissing off Star Wars fans everywhere wasn’t bad enough, Lucas Films and Disney are ticked off as well-and oh boy, those are not enemies any publication wants to make. The images found out the anger of Lucasfilm, when using the enterprise twittering Thursday that it also have not “participate in or accept the irrelevant utility of our animated images in this particular manner”.
In another photo, the comedian inspires serious droid rage as she sits topless in bed between C-3PO and R2-D2. As in the event the subtext isn’t obvious, they and C-3PO are smoke post-coital tobacco.
“Are we not supposed to talk about what really happened?” asked Schumer as she glances over at C-3PO. The comedy film written by Schumer and directed by Judd Apatow also stars Bill Hader, Brie Larson, John Cena and LeBron James, among others.