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Brokeback Mountain news roundup

"Brokeback Mountain" Leads Globe Nods

"Brokeback" hits record, wins awards ... ok it was only shown in five theaters last weekend, but it made over a half-million dollars, which gave it the highest per-screen average for the entire year.

So... who will issue the first anti-Brokeback Mountain statement?
  • American Family Association
  • Pat Robertson
  • or Fred Phelps
Cynical me, I'm surprised there hasn't been any noise from the usual suspects yet.

Anyone wanna read the original story, it was published in the New Yorker in 1997, and they've graciously made it available at http://www.newyorker.com/printables/archive/051212fr_archive01 (thanks bill_bill for the link).

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songdogmi
Dec. 13th, 2005 10:39 pm (UTC)
Exactly. It's bad enough that most Westerns now show "Injuns" as sympathetic characters, even as heroes. And there are plenty of strong women in Westerns; they don't just keep the ranch clean, they shoot and rope and ride. But queers....

Well, one factor why there haven't been indignant screams from the anti-gay lobby is, Brokeback Mountain is a tragic story (to say more would be spoiling). If Jake and Ennis don't ride happily off into the sunset, then maybe it's not so bad. Not like those other shows that glorify the gay lifestyle by letting gay men do makeovers on clueless straight schlubs.

But yeah, I can't figure what's taking 'em so long. This movie was in production for years, it has a prominent director, actors, and writers, and it's been the subject of media buzz for at least two months here. Is the Christian right losing its touch here? (One could only hope.)
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