Confession of the Week: I've Never Seen Star WarsAudrey Wauchope

Now, I could see that this wouldn’t be a big deal to some people.  Some of you are probably reading this thinking, “…and I care because?”  But I know the truth.  I know that the minute I make this confession, most of you start to judge. And why shouldn’t you?  Star Wars defined a generation.  It made kids obsessed with the movies.  I’m sure it did more but since I’ve never seen it I can’t speak to the power of the film -  I’m not that much of a poser.

I’ve spent years trying to avoid the subject.  When Star Wars comes up in conversation (which is always does somehow) my heart starts to beat a little faster.  I get a little sweaty.  I mean, people are about to find out the truth … that I’m a movie fraud.  That I’ve never seen one of the greatest trilogies of all times (it’s a trilogy, right?)  Sometimes I just make small talk and nod along with the convo.  I’m not an idiot – I can talk about Princess Leia like the best of them.  Sort of.  I can talk about her hair.  That’s enough, right? But really, I have no idea what on earth you are all talking about when you start to get into the Wookiee of it all.

So why don’t I just watch Star Wars?  Because (and this is the real confession) … I just don’t want to.  Nothing about the movie appeals to me.   I know it’s supposed to be the perfect movie, but the Bible is supposed to be the greatest story ever told and I don’t feel like cracking that one open either today.  Light sabers were just never my thing.  As everyone else was busy recreating Luke’s battles, I was busy recreating the choreography from Newsies.

Today, I write it for everyone to read – I have never seen Star Wars.  If you want to judge me, go ahead.  I’m secretly judging you for having never seen Grease or Pete’s Dragon.  Now those … those are my jam.  So sue me.

** I have though seen the Ewok Adventure.  Now those guys were cuties.

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  1. when you come to think about it the movies are not that great, I mean from the cinematic point of view (especially the three prequels that are written like a kid did it). The reason why I love star wars (and own some masks and light sabers) is that it has a sense of nostalgia and a reminder of the childhood, plus the effects are neat. I wold recommend watching it (or watching the original trilogy if you don’t have the time), after all it is only 13 hours and it sure is a conversation subject.

  2. I’ve seen the movie, but I didn’t get it. Plus I wasn’t paying attention since the boy I was sitting next to was my crush at the time. I had other things on my mind :P

  3. I know the feeling, I never got around to watching the Star Wars movies either for the same reasons. I always get weird looks when people find out haha! Though when I was about 9 I was forced to watch Return of the Clones, which was utter crap. If I ever get around to it, I think I’d rather check out the originals. I guess Stars Wars has the same effect as Harry Potter, or Lord of the Rings for the younger generation. If someone told me they hadn’t seen any of those movies I’d think what the crap? how and why?!

  4. I started watching it and I feel asleep, my friends (boys) can’t belive it.
    Not sow long ago I hadn’t seen Matrix, or Forrest Gump, I watched them and really liked them. But come on star wars No way

  5. I have never seen Grease or Dirty Dancing in it’s entirety and plenty other iconic movies. I just can’t watch it all. But I LOVE Fightclub! The book was awesome beause it made you question a lot. I did watch Pete’s Dragon though when I was little and waiting at the Doc’s.

  6. Never saw Star Was either. Or Grease. Never heard of Pete’s Dragon. Good article! I feel the same way! I don’t want to watch some Sci-Fi movie about ships and wars. Also I don’t want to watch a movie that teaches girls to put on a mini skirt and change who you are to be exactly like some boy to be accepted and noticed. There’s just no interest.

  7. There are six movies ;-; which I guess could be considered 2 trilogies, but I think they’re all suppose to be together because the newest 3 are prequels to the old 3

  8. I like you have never seen Star Wars. Newsies happens to be my favorite movie and I used to dance along too!

  9. I’ve never seen Star Wars either and for the exact same reason! I have however seen the Ewok Adventure as well because I thought they were cute and cuddly looking. I get judged all the time for it especially once people spot my Harry Potter ink on my arm. I get the “What kind of nerd are you? That just doesn’t make sense!” a lot. Then I freak out when people can’t quote the Goonies line for line and weren’t obsessed with Punky Brewster.

  10. Don’t ever tell a guy you’re dating that you haven’t seen Star Wars. Ever.

  11. While no one should force you, I do believe everyone should experience on the big screen. On TV it doesn’t do it justice.

  12. I’ve watched star wars, petes dragon and grease. I’ll watch anything (even twilight) because my theory is that you can’t know that you don’t like certain foods until you have tasted them and i like to be fully informed. does that make sense?

  13. I’ve never seen Star Wars and it drives my boyfriend crazy that I don’t want to. I just don’t have any interest, sheesh!

  14. I have seen your jam and Star Wars, and I think you’re missing out…and yes, I’m judging you a little…but I’m also respecting your opinion. If it holds no interest to you and hasn’t drawn you in yet, it probably never will. There’s nothing wrong with that. :)

    Rachael Berkey | 11/21/2011 09:11 pm
  15. I’ve never seen Star Wars…I tend to fall asleep whenever it comes on.

  16. I’ve seen Star Wars. I like it, I really do. But if you’re going to bring Pete’s Dragon and Grease to the table…fine, I love Grease. I love it to bits and I know every single song and every single line.
    (my confession: I’m an atheist and I’ve read the Bible…)

  17. I didn’t see a single star wars film until i was 2 years into my film degree….i’ve graduated now and I still haven’t seen godfather, jurassic park, or any kubrick film.
    So what, who cares?

  18. I LOVE Star Wars(Classic Trilogy only). I also have seen Grease and Pete’s Dragon and both of them Rock!

  19. I Love Star Wars AND Grease :)

  20. My friends actually forced me to sit down and watch the 3 original Star Wars movies. I would do anything to have that 6 hours of my life back. The movies bored me to tears.