The notion of sexscape encourages us to think more broadly of the "libidinization
" of the globe wherein Western capitalist states "use their 'masculine' power to 'penetrate' local economies", namely, those "opened up" to global capital under neoliberalism, "turning the dominated nations into 'sites of desire' and economies of pleasure'" (Brennan 24).
Adorno makes a similar point from a Freudian perspective, arguing that "the libidinization
of gadgets is indirectly narcissistic in as much as it feeds on the ego's control of nature; gadgets provide the subject with some memories of early feelings of omnipotence." (20) War movies provide a space outside of the military where "boys" can enjoy the libidinization
of gadgets, from using the latest technologies of global surveillance, as Jack Ryan does in Patriot Games, or through flying over Mogadishu in a Black Hawk helicopter to the sounds of Jimi Hendrix's guitar.