A Marine Story
Time Out says
In Ned Farr's topical take on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," outed Marine officer Alexandra Everett (Weber) is discharged from the service. After returning home, she occupies herself by rehabilitating a troubled female teen (Packard) who's being forced to enlist (or be incarcerated) by prepping her for military life. While A Marine Story effectively evokes the fear with which gay service people (as well as queer small-town denizens) are forced to live, the film stumbles through rounds of ham-fisted melodrama involving forced outings---in addition to heartily endorsing Surge-era enlistment as the sole honorable way out from odunk methland hell.