Princess Leia Endures 10 Hours of Harassment on NYC’s Mean Streets
Sadly, we are sorry to report that, given the opportunity, even Yoda himself isn’t above wolf-whistling.
Before every would-be Jedi Knight from a galaxy far, far away piles on, let’s be clear: This spoof pays good-natured respect to the viral video “10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman,” tracking one resolute young woman’s highly eventful trek through New York City. The first act was created by Hollaback!, a nonprofit organization created to give street harassment the boot, and here, Are We There Yet? enlists an iconic princess to walk that walk with a wink and a familiar pair of white go-go boots.
Of course, this being the era of lightning-fast meme proliferation, “10 Hours of Princess Leia Walking in NYC” isn’t the only play on the original product, initially posted on Oct. 28 (that’s practically light years ago when it comes to online time frames). Since then, we’ve seen the inevitable “10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Man,” skilfully manhandled by Funny or Die, as well as Stephen Zhang’s liquored-up Left Coast takeoff, “Drunk Girl In Public.”
But enough about all that — here’s the heroine who made the least flattering hairdo in cinema history (well, aside from “The Piano”) work for generations of “Star Wars” fans, doing her best to navigate those same New York streets and meeting some unsavory characters as she goes. See how she fares below for a little levity:
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