Leia captured by Jabba the Hutt in "Return of the Jedi. The "Star Wars" movies generally aren't very controversial, but there's one part of "Episode VI - Return of the Jedi" that still raises eyebrows. It's in regard to Princess Leia and the late Carrie Fisher, the actress who played her and who died last December. During the first chunk of the movie, Princess Leia is captured by Jabba the Hutt, a giant, slug-like alien who's also a kind of gangster lord. Jaba imprisons Leia and makes her wear a now-iconic golden bikini.
Sex And Comics: Princess Leia and The Metal Bikini
It has become a pop culture mainstay. The leather-metal-cloth-chain ensemble has appeared at the Smithsonian and on sitcoms. The creepy, papery Jabba is only available separately. When we first saw Leia in that outfit, it was pretty shocking.
Inarguably, Carrie Fisher is best known for her role as Princess Leia. And in Return of the Jedi, the Star Wars actress wore a gold costume that left quite the impression on audience members — and especially Fisher herself. Here are seven facts you never knew about the gold bikini from Star Wars because there was a lot going on behind the scenes, if you will, when it comes to that particular outfit. The gold bikini was made of entirely metal, and as Fisher spoke out about on many occasions, was not comfortable in the slightest.
Like me, she was delighted to see Rey Daisy Ridley at the center of the promotional clip. And the costume has become culturally iconic in a way that has slipped loose from the context of the scenes in which Leia wore it and the things she does after she is forced into the outfit. Fisher herself was frank about how she felt the scene functioned in the movie.