Monday, March 14, 2016
The Darkest Dance
Sex and War -- we cannot live without it. Those who chanted "Make Love Not War" understood how to change the balance, but so far no takers. So now we have the excellent film "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot." (Don't be put off by the unfortunate title.)
The is the story of a woman's adventures as a journalist in Afghanistan, just as we were getting tired of that war and had already moved on to Iraq. It is about the addiction to action that grips many war correspondents. And, about the addiction to ratings that grip our TV networks. Sexual abandon and sexual taboo move the plot.
Back in Hollywood, woman are demanding more opportunities while the suits are counting the change from Star Wars. Maybe Tina Fey can tip the scales just a little. She was the woman who saved us from Sarah Palin so she deserves a chance.