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Outfest Tonight: Don’t miss “A Marine Story”

I’m here at a Starbucks and got into a conversation with a guy who served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps. including two tours of duty in Iraq. He told me it doesn’t phase him one bit if a fellow marine is gay and he thinks Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell should be abolished.

It seems like a no-brainer that one day – hopefully soon – DADT will be a thing of the past and that it will no longer be military policy to discriminated against gay and lesbian soldiers who want to serve their country.

That brings me to the film A Marine Story which screens at Outfest tonight.

The film is set against the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Policy of the United States Military. A decorated Marine officer (Dreya Weber) is discharged from the military shortly before she become eligible for her pension. She had taken great pains to hide the fact that she is a lesbian – even marrying a fellow soldier – but someone has it out for her.

She returns to her hometown to pick up the pieces and is quickly recruited to help a troubled teen (Paris Pickard) prepare for boot camp. But when the true reasons for her return become known it threatens the future for both of them.

It’s one of the best movies screening at the festival which runs through Sunday. Here in a link to my review. tonight: A sing-along screening of the musical Grease 2 at the Ford Ampitheatre! The 1982 sequel to Grease starred a then-unknown Michelle Pfeiffer and the oh-so dreamy Matthew Caulfeid. Reprising her role as Frenchie is Didi Conn!

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