For my Being John Wayne class, I have spent the weekend writing about John Wayne as such an unreachable icon of masculinity that he needs young guys to follow him around to show the audience how to become like him. I should not like John Wayne. He goes against pretty much all of my feminist convictions, but throughout the course, I've learned to love him in a weird way. My favorite John Wayne movies we've watched are Red River and Rio Bravo (both Howard Hawkes films). This is a sweet clip with Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson from Rio Bravo:
Anyway, I am off to keep writing this paper, since I am missing class all next week!