32. Born On The 4th Of July

Jennifer and Kaylia discuss the memoir and award winning film Born On The 4th Of July. This episode is light on jokes and heavy on themes. We talk about toxic masculinity, the acting chops of Tom Cruise, and how we are sort of still living the protests and social upheaval of the 1970s in 2020. And yes, Kaylia sings the darn song.

Sources and Show Notes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Born_on_the_Fourth_of_July

Article re masculinity http://www.larsenonfilm.com/born-on-the-fourth-of-july

Ron Kovic himself  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Kovic

Different opinion about the firefight: https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/born-on-the-fourth-of-july-vets-account-disputed-by-comrades/

Film

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Born_on_the_Fourth_of_July_(film)

Donald Sutherland / Johnny Got His Gun

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Got_His_Gun

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Got_His_Gun_(film)

Mexican Village of the Sun More like group homes http://quadmexico.blogspot.com/2009/09/oliver-stone-tom-cruise-and-myths-of.html 

Kent State 

The army of protesters in Miami / Last Patrol 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1972_Republican_National_Conventio

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Queer,loudmouth,skeptical-agnostic-pagan,book addict,coffee lover,wine drinker, SAHM,writer,editor,producer,podcaster. -She/her

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