War is a constant, but as long as mankind continues to wage it, there are those who will find ways to get down, while shit goes down. So why not create a repository of knowledge for all that combat-zone coitus?
The entire first half of Stanley Kubrick's epic Vietnam war drama Full Metal Jacket is one of the greatest depictions of Marine Corps Recruit Training in cinematic history. And though the sequence may seem a bit out-of-date today, one scene in particular has remained a fan favorite of troops and “nasty civilians” since the iconic film premiered in 1987.
Nearly two years ago, on a Friday evening in September 2013, I trudged home from work, clambered up the four floors to my apartment, and cantankerously flipped open my laptop. By the following Monday, I had three empty bottles of scotch and the first draft of a comedy pilot with the ever so pun-tastic title of "Vetted." It was a frustration-fueled introduction to the funny, weird, aggravating, and occasionally shocking side of being a veteran. After a lot of further frustration, hard work, and help, the finished, filmed pilot premiered this past March at the Tribeca Cinemas in New York to a full house. Since then, I’ve been working on getting my show to the next step any way I can, from pitching it to networks to trying to get a second episode funded through Kickstarter.