L3 takes no guff from humans, even though she harbors a sweet spot for Lando. She knows she’s born to be a machine, but that definition of her is imposed by others, not harbored within her consciousness. Deep inside, she wants to be treated decently, just like any other thinking being. Instead, she’s viewed by strangers as little more than space junk. And, sadly, that resonates in 2018, when too many people are feeling emboldened to treat others as lesser-than, whether it's because of their gender, race, ethnicity or immigrant status.