10 Great LGBT Military Movies 

BY Diane Anderson-Minshall

September 23 2011 4:00 AM ET

A MARINE STORY (COURTESY) ADVOCATE.COMStripes
(1981) Gay Adjacent
 

This Bill Murray classic is an early one for the comedy
king, who has played transgender (Ed Wood),
gay adjacent (What About Bob, Little
Shop of Horrors
), and a lover of lesbians (Wild
Things
, Broken Flowers). Murray and Ivan Reitman (himself a comedy legend,
behind the screen mostly) are new Army inducts at the start of the film, where
a hilarious exchange between a recruiter in the pre-DADT era shows how much the
funny men’s characters were OK with their sexualities. As the recruiter asks if
either is gay, Murray says, “You mean like flaming?” and Reitman says “No but
we’re willing to learn.” Hilarious.

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