First lady Michelle Obama called for Hollywood to drop its caricatures of soldiers and veterans and to make more movies like “American Sniper.”
“People generally see veterans in one of two ways — either the broken, downtrodden vet who is homeless or on drugs or has such severe PTSD that he can’t even function, or the saintly hero who lives with such courage and moral clarity that the only thing the rest of us can do is shower him with awe and amazement,” the first lady said at the Got Your Six screenwriters conference titled “Conversation on the Power of Telling Veterans’ Stories.”
“And of course, it’s always a he,” she added. “We sort of forget about the 1.5 million women veterans who have served in uniform.”
Got Your 6 is made up of people from the entertainment industry doing public service announcements for veterans.
She continued, “But these two images — one broken, one perfect — they’re just caricatures.”
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