Newswire: Princess Leia’s metal bikini is heading to the auction block

Audiences were probably as shocked as Luke Skywalker when they first saw Princess Leia, scantily clad and shackled to a slobbering, six-ton penis. Now, wealthy aficionados of forged-copper swimwear will get an opportunity to own an unforgettable piece of Star Wars history: The New York Post is reporting that Leia Organa’s slave costume will be up for auction. The outfit is expected to fetch at least $80,000, but may sell for much more.

“It’s every schoolboy’s fantasy but it’s also a very signature, iconic piece,” says Brian Chanes, consignment manager of the auction. Before we condemn Chanes for being an adult who makes vaguely creepy assumptions about boys’ sexual fantasies, Carrie Fisher herself has weighed in on the role of the bikini in an interview with Rolling Stone:

There are a lot of people who don’t like my character in these movies; they think …

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