WE HAVE REDUCED ‘G.I. JANE’ FOR 25 YEARS, TO DEMI MOORE’S SHAVED HEAD
Chris Rock’s disastrous Oscar joke about the 1997 drama reinforced its status as a cultural punchline.
But at the time, the film was a flawed but fervent feminist statement and its star’s attempt to gain some respect as an actress
When Demi Moore did press for G.I. Jane, journalists couldn’t help but ask: What was it like to shave your head?
Were you nervous? And she’d smile, perhaps annoyed by the men who were peppering her with this question. “I kept thinking, ‘When do we get to the haircut? When do we get to the haircut?’ I was ready for it the moment we started [filming],” she replied.
So I felt, actually, more just liberated by the time we got there.”