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Arturito, Darth Vato And Han Cholo Got Together To Celebrate “Estar Guars” Day

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Every year, May the fourth (be with you – and also with you, amen), is the unofficial day to celebrate all things Star Wars. The fandom of Star Wars is strong with the force, but also, the lessons of those treasured movies have evolved into real world consequences, with many establishing the way of the Jedi as an actual religion.

The galaxy far, far away has recently wised up and added more Latinos to their cast. To the joy of many, Diego Luna and Oscar Isaac have been in their most recent hits, “Rogue One” and “The Force Awakens,” respectively. Also announced for a new role, is Benicio Del Toro for the upcoming film “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” And who can forget Jimmy Smits, who has starred as Senator Bail Organa in more Star Wars films than any other Latino, appearing in Episodes II, III and then appearing again in “Rogue One.”

The crossover between Star Wars and Latino culture has been a phenomenal one for social media with “Estar Guars” popping up every year on May the fourth. With it’s proximity to Cinco De Mayo, it really does lend itself to some creative posts. We’ve gathered some of the best “Estar Guars” posts below to celebrate.

1. Vader probably cuts up the meanest tacos al pastor.

2. Princess Leia looks a little more badass with fierce brows and large hoops and this R2D2 is hella cute.

3. But check Leia and R2 out as they link up with the squad, tho.

4. Coolest mom ever.

5. You know “Arturito” has a compartment to stash churros for later.

Perfect shirt to wear today! #arturito #maythe4th #cincodemayo #starwars #estarguars

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6. For  fans, these enamel pins capture the true essence of the day.

7. 50% Frida. 50% Leia. 100% bad-ass.

8. Defacing a wall never looked so good.

9. Is Krennic sniffing a taco? And is Trump the Death Star? Because perfect.

10. Somebody call abuela, because it’s going down!

11. Yes, this version of lotería is actually a real thing. ?

Who's down for some #estarguars #maythefourthbewithyou

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12. If our revolutionaries had light sabers, they would have been unstoppable.

13. At this point “Juan Solo” isn’t that original, but the puns always get me.

14. This one is controversial for sure, but Leia would probably embrace it.

Kween! Princess Lupe Comic by Lalo Alcaraz #maythefourthbewithyou #estarguars

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15. Vader was definitely feeling himself in this pic.

Happy Estar Guars Day #DiegoNacho

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16. Who else wants one of these luchador masks?

17. Oh that’s where he keeps the maraca.

Por que no los dos says Arturito and saves the day #estarguars

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18. Obi-Juan will teach you the ways of the force, mijo.


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19. Chewbacca is definitely the homie when you run into problems.

Chuy heard you were talking smack… him and the homies are gonna get you #estarguars

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And Remember: May the fourth be with you and Happy Cinco De Mayo!

READ: People Are Losing Their Minds Over Diego Luna’s Accent In The New Stars Wars Movie

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I Chose The Name Leia When I Transitioned And Meeting Carrie Fisher Is A Moment I Will Never Forget


I Chose The Name Leia When I Transitioned And Meeting Carrie Fisher Is A Moment I Will Never Forget

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It happened in a galaxy not too far away, meeting interstellar royalty. I was a cashier in a well-known beauty retailer based in the heart of Beverly Hills, California. What started as a trivial shift of organizing lipsticks and rechecking rollerballs became one of the most memorable moments in my life.

I was busy trying to solve the ever-constant mystery of lost pens. Fair to say I wasn’t completely focused on my jobs at hand as I did the meticulous work. I was rather new to Los Angeles and the beauty retail world still learning the ropes.

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It was that in moment a chocolate French bulldog lapped his extra long tongue on my shoes. I bent down laughing, petting him while his tongue spiraled up in between heavy pants. This wasn’t just any pampered pooch off Rodeo Drive, this dog in question was Gary Fisher, the one and only Carrie Fisher’s dog.

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This would be a good moment to clear up any confusion. My name is Leia, Carrie Fisher plays a character in the film series, Star Wars, Princess Leia, and Gary Fisher is obviously the full/accepted name of her dog. I wasn’t always named Leia. Up until I was 22, I was Jacob. I’m transgender. Fisher’s Star Wars character Princess Leia was always someone I looked up to. Her strength and fighting spirit are things I could relate to and I wanted to keep her strength with me. My name was now Leia and I was intentionally channeling that strength to guide me.

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So when I looked up to see Carrie Fisher with hundreds of dollars of sheet masks I was speechless. As a kid, I watched this woman run through the Death Star, dodging Stormtroopers braless! These are some of the most vivid memories I have from my childhood. Now it’s key to note, working in Beverly Hills, the easiest way to get fired is by making celebrities feel awkward. Oscar-nominated bad business is frowned upon. While I rang her up all I could mumble about was that her last-minute gold nail polish purchase was the “same shade as C-3PO,” and we smiled. I then saw Carrie’s eyes lock with my name tag and heard her, “Oh my God! Your name!” I nodded. She nodded. We shared a moment of clarity. I was finally acknowledged by Alderaan. Gary, Carrie, and there was I, Leia. It was the same year she passed away, but that particular day two Leia’s met in the middle. The original Princess Leia who inspired my name and taught me what it meant to be a woman had found me, accepted me, and welcomed me into her tribe. You could say it was a little luck or the Force but it’s something I’ll have a long, long time no matter how brief.

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I still work in the beauty industry and getting clients to remember my name comes down to one simple sentence, “Oh, and I’m Leia… like Star Wars.” The whole concept of naming oneself during a transition of gender is daunting. Many transgender/nonbinary identifying people change their name multiple times. My distinction didn’t take much thought. It was my first day in Los Angeles ordering coffee and being asked for my name, “I’m Leia… like Star Wars.” It was easily understood by the majority of the population and thus I became a part of a smile, of a sci-fi connection, of a Carrie Fisher stand up or book prologue. I was suddenly surrounded by the image of a side bunned, hard ass, space princess and if I could leave that in my wake then I knew I could be that much more memorable. Plus, my closest friends already addressed me as Leia at the beginning of my transition so it just made sense. I remember my encounter with Carrie Fisher fondly every year when May The 4th comes around and the power of that moment continues to impact my life.

READ: Why This Transgender Mexicana Picked This Biblical Name

In This Interview Oscar Isaac Addresses The Fan Theory That His ‘Star Wars’ Character Is LGBT


In This Interview Oscar Isaac Addresses The Fan Theory That His ‘Star Wars’ Character Is LGBT

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” actors Laura Dern and Oscar Isaac talked to Collider about the upcoming film and Isaac was asked what he thought about his character, Poe Dameron, being seen as an LGBT icon. There have been rumors since the last “Star Wars” movie, “The Force Awakens,” about Poe’s relationship with Finn (John Boyega) being more meaningful that just any old space bromance. The fan art on Google of this is pretty amazing. When asked if he could confirm or deny it, or talk about what it meant to him, he kept his answer somewhat nebulous.

“What it means to me is that people can see themselves in a hero like this, in a movie like this. Which I love, not only LGBT, but Latinos, that there’s a representation out there for that,” he said, following up with, “As to actually seeing how that manifests itself in Poe, in this film, that isn’t going to necessarily be a clear story point, in this one. But as an actor, for me, I’m very open to those possible storylines and I don’t think it needs to be nailed down in any traditional way.”

So Isaac didn’t confirm or deny that Poe and Finn have a relationship, but he’s proud to represent his Latinidad. Athough we may not get the Poe and Finn romance that so many fans want in this film, it could happen in the future, in a galaxy, far, far away…

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READ: Twenty Seven – That’s How Many Times Carrie Fisher Slapped Oscar Isaac During Shooting For ‘Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi’

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