I have heard so many jokes about Han’s reaction to that outfit and Leia hanging on to it for ‘private performances’ or something like that. Ha ha, very funny. Except ew, no, that’s gross.
Because that outfit is not some sexy lingerie that Leia can happily don in the context of her healthy romantic relationship with Han Solo.
That outfit is the very means of her sexual subjugation by Jabba the Hutt. It is, canonically, in-universe, an instrument of sexual slavery. And given that Leia’s response to being subjugated in this way was to strangle the everliving fuck out of the bastard who made her wear that thing, I kind of doubt she’d ever be eager to put it back on.
Let’s also not forget that, canonically, Han Solo never saw her wear it. He was literally blind the entire time. In case it wasn’t clear enough that Leia wearing that outfit has fuck all to do with Han Solo and any consensual sexual relationship she may have with him.
So by extension, fanboys everywhere drooling over “Slave Leia” are seriously missing the point if they’re imagining themselves in Han’s place. Because lusting after a woman who has been forcibly sexually subjugated does not make you anything like Han Solo. It makes you Jabba the Hutt.
And Jabba is fucking disgusting.
You think it’s a coincidence that this slave-owning crime lord who keeps women on actual chains and humiliates them for his own entertainment and then subjects them to a brutal death when he gets bored with them is portrayed as a literal giant slimy slug? Or maybe the message is that doing things like that is revolting.
Don’t be Jabba. Don’t encourage others to be Jabba. Do not tolerate it when someone you know is Jabba. Find your inner Jabba and strangle the everliving fuck out of him, and help your friends do the same.
Then take a closer look at how Han Solo really acts towards Princess Leia in that movie, and try your damn best to be Han Solo.