Private Benjamin

A year before “Stripes” was released, Goldie Hawn produced and starred in “Private Benjamin”, a film about a spoiled woman who only ever wanted to be rich and married, and finds herself widowed on her wedding night. Vulnerable and confused about what she’s getting herself into, she joins the military and learns to rely on herself.


Writing Challenge: First Act Decision

This is it. This sequence is the moment that your audience showed up to see. In the Pre-Existing Life (sequence one) we established who your character is and what they want. In the Inciting Incident (sequence two), something happened to get in their way. Now, something is going to happen that will push your protagonist to make a decision that drives the whole movie.