“I wanna go to Iran. I wanna kill an Iranian! Blood! Guts! Blood! Guts!”
If you are (or know) a female thinking of joining the U.S. Army, I strongly suggest you see this first.
This clip is taken from the 80’s documentary Solider Girls where Nick Broomfield (who also went on to direct Kurt & Courtney and Biggie and Tupac) documented Sergeant Abing’s troop during boot camp.
It’s documentaries like this that make me realize how unrealistic movies like G.I. Jane are. What’s even more shocking is the fact that this footage was taken during a time of peace in the United States. The blatant racism directed towards Ms. Johnson would probably be enough for a lawsuit nowadays.
I have the sick feeling that boot camp isn’t much different today.