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The Inspection (2022)
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Elegance Bratton
Jeremy PopeGabrielle UnionBokeem Woodbine
1h 35m
"The Inspection" is a deeply moving drama and LGBTQ+ film directed by Elegance Bratton and inspired by his own experiences. The story follows Ellis French, a young, gay Black man who enlists in the Marines after 9/11, facing prejudice, anti-Muslim sentiment, and misogyny during basic training. The film delves into themes of identity, acceptance, and resilience as Ellis navigates the challenges of being a minority in the military. It also explores homoerotic undertones and the emotional and physical abuse targeted at Ellis by the head drill instructor, Gunnery Sgt. Laws. "The Inspection" was released in theaters on December 2, 2022, and is available for streaming since December 22, 2022, garnering a box office gross of $261.0K in the USA.