Chewbacca Almost Appeared with Pants on Star Wars

Long before blogging even existed as a profession, Chewbacca advocated for and lived the pants-free lifestyle. This was over the objections of closed-minded studio executives who thought that pants should be mandatory in the workplace:

But studio executives in the 1970s worried that the character itself was indecent because all he wore was a strap of ammunition across his chest.

"I remember the memos from 20th Century Fox," Hamill said. "'Can you put a pair of lederhosen on the Wookie?' All they could thing of was, 'This character has no pants on!' This went back and forth. They did sketches of him in culottes and baggy shorts."

In the midst of budget wrangling and the studios efforts to get him to drop the word "Wars" from the title, Lucas also successfully fought to keep the Wookie au natural.

Thank you, Mr. Lucas. You and Chewbacca blazed a trail for liberty.

Link -via Blastr

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