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