Corresponding still from Moles (1997)
I read that the risk of melanoma doubles if you have had more than five sunburns..I’ve definitely had more than five.

I grew up in the era when the objective was to attract the rays, serious sun protection was Coppertone SPF 4.

At 14 over spring break, desperate to keep up with my classmates’ tans, I slathered myself in a mix of iodine and baby oil …

And then there was the homemade tin foil reflector that I used just for my face…

This was before I had heard about a hole in the ozone layer,
And before I questioned why a tan was even desireable in the first place..