I was also struck by just how deeply [Full Metal Jacket] had ingrained itself into “bro” culture. All of these lines that frat dudes say to each other, “What is your major malfunction?” or your willingness to fuck a guy in the ass and not have the common courtesy to give him a reach-around—all this stuff that came out of R. Lee Ermey’s mouth that had suffused culture. I realized this movie is profoundly influential, culturally, in an almost invisible way. All of that macho basic-training stuff really got to a generation of “dudes.” I think it affected the language centers of their brain forever.

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