This morning I watched Platoon (1986). There was really no reason for me to watch it before now, before my book project. It came out before I entered adolescence. I was likely the same age as the little girl who gets raped by soldiers in the movie. It was written and directed by Oliver Stone, and I wonder if the working title was Why Men Should Never Be in Charge of Anything.
By the time my husband and I got to the theatre last night Hidden Figures was sold out, which was disappointing because I was looking forward to a story about women.
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