As said previously, the messages in That Face are very cruel and unjust. The men are blatantly judging women based on their looks. If they were to not do the competition and let the couples just enjoy the dancing, it would be much less sexist.
Hey, Good Lookin’ is one of my favorite songs to listen to from the musical. How would I change it to make it more gender fair? If the guys would just stop lying and be genuinely nice to the girls, that would at least be a start. The line that I mentioned in the last post about the girl being a lesbian should also be taken out. It is very distasteful and seems offensive. Speaking of the LGBTQIA community, there is no mention of any gay marines. This is based in a time when it was very taboo to be in the military and out as gay, so it makes sense considering. Even so, it would be more LGBTQIA friendly if they showed some guys asking guys out.
The entire concept of this show/musical is based in a gender inequality. If the concept of a dogfight was changed to be a regular party, that would be a little better. An option that would be most gender neutral would be to have the dogfight be a night with all of the marines families. They would just hang out and spend time reminiscing and saying goodbye.