#45: Disney, Marvel, and the Seven Faces of John Boyega

In the image you see, John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) has seven faces. Each one is smaller than the one before. This is an image that Matt made, and ever since that moment, it has baffled both of us. It appears boundlessly significant, and yet, time and time again, we are left with the question: what does it mean? 

In today's snob, we delve deeply into these many Boyega faces, contemplating possible meanings ranging a diverse spectrum. We consider the suggestions provided by some of our beloved listeners, such as Amanda Pumpkins' connection to René Magritte's classic painting The Son of Man. What does it mean when the apple becomes a tiny Boyega face? 

In a shocking turn of events, Boyega's many faces ultimately leads us to a new chapter of this snobbing endeavor: the felt responsibility to watch every single film of the Marvel Universe, from beginning to end, and snob about them as we go. For we have grown suspicious of Empire Disney and Darth Marvel, and we must learn more of what mysterious signs they are providing. For perhaps only in so doing may we discover the truth behind the layers of Boyega and glimpse the appearance behind the apple. 

We intend to approach this mission with the concentration and patience of Tibetan monks creating sand mandalas, like those in the video below. We know that this endeavor will challenge us, and perhaps it will damage our psyches to an irreparable degree. But we must continue the search, and we must discover the truth of Boyega. He may be mankind's last hope. 

#43: Rogue One: Queer Theory and the Rise of Darth Boyega

Welcome Snobs!  Are you one with the Force?  Is the Force with you?  Speaking of the Force, are your midichlorians high?  Are they through the roof?  Are you a potential Darth?  If you answered Yes to any of these questions, you MUST listen to this Snob.

Chirrut, who might be gay. 

Chirrut, who might be gay. 

Rogue One is a movie about a space ship. But that's not all! It's also about an orphan girl who dies, her friend (with whom you think she might have a romantic connection) who dies, a guy named Saw, and a blind man who dies. Sorry Listener, we have spoiled the film! But alas, if you listen to this episode, you shall discover more than you ever could!

Sean and Matt are joined by friend and fellow Snob, Adam. Adam is a librarian and brings to the Snobbing table a sense of the value of information and textual interpretation. He also brings his knowledge about Queer interpretation of characters in Star Wars, which takes our Snobs on an intellectual endeavor stronger than the Force. Finally, Adam brings a general dislike of John Boyega.

Taking place just before Episode 4, Rogue One is a movie about Saw. Just kidding, it's about the Death Star, a really big ball that can blow up cities, even planests, even robot men named Saw. 

Jyn (Martini) Erso and her band of misfits and Force Fanboys must discover and transmit secret plans about the Death Ball to the Rebel Alliance so that the evil Darth Jake Lloyd can later be defeated.

Darth Boyega

Darth Boyega

Join these three Snobs as they appreciate aspects of Rogue One, including that the main characters died, that Forrest Whittaker's name is Saw, and that the blind Force Fanboy is likely gay.

From the looks of it, there can never be a Rogue Two.  It is a plot impossibility.  But as we have learned, nothing is impossible with Disney, especially when hundreds of millions of dollars serve as motivation.



1: Intro of our guest

3:30: Rogue One

45: Gay Chirrut 

49:30 : John Boyega/Finn/Poe

1:05: CGI Tarkin

1:23: Darth Plageius , and Reddit “Place”

1:30: The elaborate hoax of Boyega and the unspoken truth of Darth Maul 

1:32: Star Wars as a Christian allegory

1:45: Final thoughts on Boyega and his potential gayness

1:48: Darth Vader’s BDSM 

1:53: Is Disney the evil Empire?