Hollywood cinema was a familiar presence in 1980s Moroccan households even prior to the widespread phenomenon of satellite dishes. As a middleschool teenager, I was sometimes allowed to join the evening viewing of American TV series and films. While I avidly followed series such as Dallas (1978-91), wherein I happily slid into a fantasy trip to beautiful, wealthy, and white USA, it was the movies, especially war films, that unveiled an obscene script.