One of the more good-humoredly fascistic scenes in Starship Troopers is the coed shower scene.
Got it, cue the music.
A farmboy wanted off the farm.
This is the stuff of dark-future terror, but part of the fun of Starship Troopers is how Verhoeven keeps recoding our perspective.
In that same great Empire interview, Verhoeven said that the weird nonchalance of the scene was part of the subtext.
Sure thing, boss, that sounds plausible.