The Washington Post reports that the Pentagon has not yet decided whether or not to aid production of “G.I. Jane,” a new Demi Moore movie about the Navy. According to the Post, Moore has appealed directly to President Clinton to urge Pentagon approval of the project. The Pentagon often helps military-related movie productions with equipment or logistical assistance for reimbursement, especially if the movie will help recruitment efforts. (Source: The Washington Post – March 6, 1996)
Putting aside the Post’s sexist comment that the Moore film would help recruitment because “Hello? Demi Moore in a diving outfit? Roll the cameras,” the Pentagon should see the movie as an boon for much-needed recruitment of women in the Navy.