Monday, December 20, 2010

Ask. Tell. Enjoy.

Ding dong, Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is dead. The Senate voted to repeal the policy 65-31 on Saturday, finally ending the more than 230-year ban on gay and lesbians serving openly in the United States military. You’ve come a long way, soldier. Granted, the legislation (which President Clinton Obama* will sign this week) did not immediately lift the ban – the military leadership ultimately controls the timing and implementation of the new policy. But it certainly doesn’t have long left. So there you have it, history. One step close to that more perfect union. Each step matters, each step is huge. We should savor this sweet victory, for they seem to come so slowly. We should salute all those who fought so hard for this day and served so proudly even while the country they were fighting for asked them to hide who they really were. And, to be slightly more shallow, we should celebrate how many more women will now be able to look really fucking hot in uniforms.

So while we wait, let’s enjoy some of the loveliest ladies to wear the U.S. military uniform on screen. Ten-hut, indeed.

Glenn Close, “Serving in Silence”Glenn looks great in a uniform and a suit, it’s almost unfair.

Dana Delany, “China Beach”God, green is her color.

Loretta Swit, “M*A*S*H”Hot Lips is one of the best nicknames for a character, ever.

Goldie Hawn, “Private Benjamin”Still my favorite Goldie Hawn movie.

Catherine Bell, “JAG”Finally, a color other than green.

Meg Ryan, “Courage Under Fire”Remember when Meg did that serious movie about that first war in Iraq?

Kelly McGillis, “The L Word”She didn’t get to wear a uniform in “Top Gun.” To her credit, Mama Chaiken rectified that on her show.

Rose Rollins, “The L Word”Oh Tasha, how I miss that smile.

Demi Moore, “G.I. Jane.”The shaved head, the one-armed push-up. Where do I enlist?

At ease, soliders. A grateful nation thanks you for all the hotness.


*Wow, now that was an impressive typo. I love how you all assumed I meant Hillary, but alas I was actually probably thinking about Bill. I had researched DADT's creation and signing before I wrote this and had too much Bubba on the brain.

16 comments:

Lou said...

Wait, did Hillary win after all?!

battle_kitten said...

What about Amanda Tapping in Stargate? Can't beat a bit of Air Force uniform, not to mention when they decided to make the SG1 uniform all black. Mmmm...Amanda Tapping

...yes I'm a geek, leave me alone ;)

Anonymous said...

Marvellous news, from an Air Force Officer who also happens to be a ladygay in Aussie. Finally!
If rough-as-guts Aussie diggers can cope with the gay of both genders, your GIs sure as shit can..

Anonymous said...

President CLINTON lol!? Wishful thinking??

Anonymous said...

Oh Ms. Snarker, you ARE Santa Clause! Been hoping for a post with a military theme.

And I'm so thankful that I have the privilege of seeing the end of DADT coming about.

sonja said...

I was always happy to know that I had an excuse for why I couldn't be drafted. But I guess I'm too old for that now anyway. And a girl.

I would have preferred if the federal government had lifted the legislation that says they'll only recognize marriage between a man and a woman, but I suppose it's good that they're willing to let openly gay people get killed while fighting in a war?

Anonymous said...

President Clinton is NOT signing this legislation into law. President Obama is. Ooops. See first paragraph of the article.

Tina said...

Don't forget STARBUCKS! The pilot, that is, not the coffee.

Anonymous said...

president obama will sign.

Morgan said...

Happen to know a veteran of WWII who is one of the last veterans alive collecting G.I. disability benefits from the Government due to his mental illness (homosexuality). We've come a long way...

Anonymous said...

Thank you for remembering China Beach! I loved this show as a teen, and in retrospect, it was a huge sign of what a big queer I was.

Butterflied said...

I miss Tasha' smile too.
OMG Dana Delany. OMG. OMG.

Norma Desmond said...

Oh, Dana. My love for her knows no bounds... Also, China Beach is super gay. Especially the first season.

Anonymous said...

Ladies, the Clinton strikethru was sarcasm I think...But the end of DADT no matter who signs into law is a Good Thing.

Angela said...
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alex dumas said...

I vote for Catherine Bell.