History Film / GIJane

8th Jun '15 6:54:43 AM Temmere
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* WhatMeasureIsANonBadass: InUniverse. Jordan points out that she and Royce entered the Navy at the same time, but he's far more decorated. He counters that that's just because he "got lucky during the Gulf War," but she says that's the whole point. -->'''Jordan:''' Operational experience is a key to advancement. Yet anyone with tits can't be on a sub, can't be a SEAL...
30th May '15 9:59:32 AM Scribber
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**Assuming that the point was to have the program viable. Not a good assumption.
26th Apr '15 7:13:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* BadassBoast: After one of the new recruits idiotically decides to laugh during Command Master Chief Urgayle's opening speech, the latter walks up to the recruit and responds with a boast where he basically compares himself to God. -->'''Urgayle:''' The ebb and flow of the Atlantic tides, the drift of the continents, the very position of the sun along its ecliptic. THESE are just a FEW of the things I control in my world! Is that clear?
11th Mar '15 6:55:42 PM Gatomon41
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7th Mar '15 6:41:35 PM Clendy82
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gi_jane_ver1_7070.jpg]] * ArtisticLicenseMilitary: The all-black office uniform with black slacks and long-sleeved shirts worn by Lt. O'Neil and the Captain when she arrives at the training center, while technically a proper uniform for the time period, is ''extremely'' rare in everyday use. Most officers would use a khaki version of that uniform with short sleeves. ** When standing at attention just before training begins, all the trainees stand in ranks with their palms flat at their sides and arms fully extended in the European style. All American military branches stand at attention with their hands in fists and arms slightly bent so their hands sit at their hips. ** Time-sensitive special teams training may put somewhat severe limits on the time allowed for food, but certainly not enough to compel trainees to shove each other through the galley just to down a few mouthfulls. On the contrary, such trainees are normally encouraged to eat heartily, as the consistent training requires an increased calorie input to keep up. And, for health reasons if nothing else, they certainly aren't forced to eat out of garbage cans. ** The command master chiefs of any given command rarely involves himself with direct work in the same way Urgayle does with his instructors. The command master chief's job is to be the liason to the commanding officer in regards to matters and concerns involving enlisted personnel at the command. In a training command, he would have a say regarding the training cirriculum and preparation and in the guidelines as to how the instructors go about fulfilling such, but he personally would not be involved in the training evolutions himself.

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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gi_jane_ver1_7070.jpg]] * WickedCultured: Master Chief Urgayle. A conoisseur of fine wine and poetry and reader of classic literature. In a rare twist, these traits are applied to a senior enlisted personnel rather than an officer where they would be more expected.
25th Feb '15 3:10:22 AM TrollBrutal
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* HistoryMarchesOn: ** A key part of the film involves Jordan facing trumped up charges that she is a lesbian, violating the military's Don't Ask Don't Tell policy which bars openly homosexual people from serving, but has since been repealed. ** An operation takes place in Libya, which is described as "Ghaddafi's backyard" - he is no longer alive for it to be his backyard. ** Roughly fifteen years after the film's release, full gender integration of the US armed forces was announced - but with special units being allowed to figure it out for themselves. This is the inverse of the film's plot, where the Navy [=SEALs=] are forced to do it as a trial for the rest of the armed forces.
25th Nov '14 8:11:53 AM RatOfSteel
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* HauledBeforeASenateSubcommittee: Jordan uses the threat of this to get [[spoiler:Senator [=DeHaven=] ]]to drop the trumped-up charges against her. -->'''Jordan:''' If I have to ask anyone again, [[spoiler:Senator]], I'll be asking on C-SPAN.
13th Jul '14 9:28:41 AM Morgenthaler
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Crosswicking.
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* AbuseMistake: Jordan and her crew are out celebrating at a bar when she goes to use the restroom. As she washes her hands, another female customer pauses as she passes by and, spotting Jordan's badly bruised face, remarks "Ain't really none of my business, but I say 'leave the bastard'." before exiting, which causes Jordan to laugh. (The abuse really happened, but it was part of her special forces training.)
7th Jul '14 5:09:56 AM Ymirsdaughter
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** TruthInTelevision: SERE[[note]]Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape[[/note]] school is universally reviled by everyone that goes through it ''and'' everyone that runs it, specifically because normal, reasonable circumstances are thrown out. The only rules are: nothing sexual, and the trainee can't be ''killed''. Everything else is fair game. It messes with the trainees' heads (the thought that "They can't be allowed to do this" takes a while to go away), and the trainers' heads (much like the Milgram experiments, being given absolute control over another human being eventually results in some pretty horrendous behaviour).
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** TruthInTelevision: SERE[[note]]Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape[[/note]] school is universally reviled by everyone that goes through it ''and'' everyone that runs it, specifically because normal, reasonable circumstances are thrown out. The only rules are: nothing sexual, and the trainee can't be ''killed''. Everything else is fair game. It messes with the trainees' heads (the thought that "They can't be allowed to do this" takes a while to go away), and the trainers' heads (much like the Milgram experiments, Stanford Prison Experiment, being given absolute control over another human being eventually results in some pretty horrendous behaviour).
6th Jul '14 9:57:40 AM Morgenthaler
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The film performed rather disappointingly in the box office. It earned $48,169,156 in the United States market, the 39th most successful film of its year, and failed to recoup its budget. Critics felt a major problem was its failure to regard the subject matter sincerely. In a film supposed to "explore the implications of females in the US Military", there is actually very little exploration of the matter. It mainly serves as an excuse for Moore's character to defy gender roles and prove being a badass, not unlike any other action film. There isn't even mention of other women following in her footsteps or anyone else actually undergoing similar tests in another branch (however, see Executive Meddling on the Trivia page). Others pointed there are exactly three characters with any depth to them O' Neil, Urgayle and De Haven. For some, it remains an entertaining action film, but not a deep one.
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