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'Brokeback' breach for repressed men; Film's message -- this could be you
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/15/06 | Rod Hagen

Posted on 01/15/2006 8:20:02 PM PST by TFFKAMM

West Hollywood -- I am a gift. A prize. After years of difficult repression, men with a secret seek me out as a reward for their good behavior. I make a living having sex with these closeted married men.

I'm an "escort," to use the euphemism, which gives me a unique perspective on a potential, and particular, cultural fallout as "Brokeback Mountain" widens out not just to Britain but to every remaining crumb in America's breadbasket.

Much has been made about the "turning point" effect Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee's Oscar-jockeying film could force upon Hollywood.

The movie is based on the 1997 New Yorker short story by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Proulx about a ferociously masculine love affair between two Wyoming ranch hands, Jack (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Ennis (Heath Ledger).

Never before in a major-release film have two male actors stepped so assuredly off the Hollywood fast track to kiss and love this deeply. The dam has been breached, blown apart actually, and we can expect a flood. Yes, it's about time.

As a pre-gay, I dropped a calculus midterm to be among the first to find out what Tom's visit to Brad's bedroom in the "Interview With a Vampire" trailer was really about.

Like scores of other moviegoers, I lamented that the only fluid the nocturnal fops swapped was blood. But I was sufficiently spooked. The film's implicit homoeroticism burrowed beneath my skin.

The nature of the love between Jack and Ennis cannot be misread. The clearer the message, "This could be you," the more likely viewers may hear it. And then act. Which is where I come in...

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


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What the heck...I had such a great response from the first article I posted on this subject that I thought a second one -- from the same paper, on the same day -- was in order.
1 posted on 01/15/2006 8:20:08 PM PST by TFFKAMM
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To: TFFKAMM

Lame.


2 posted on 01/15/2006 8:21:27 PM PST by Sir Gawain
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To: TFFKAMM; All
Presented as a Public Service
Certain FReepers may need this

Click here for a Barf!
Click the Pic


3 posted on 01/15/2006 8:22:01 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Tagline Repair Service. Let us fix those broken Taglines. Inquire within(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: TFFKAMM; GatorGirl; maryz; afraidfortherepublic; Antoninus; Aquinasfan; livius; goldenstategirl; ...

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4 posted on 01/15/2006 8:22:16 PM PST by narses (St Thomas says “lex injusta non obligat”)
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To: TFFKAMM

I really think I'll pass on this one.


5 posted on 01/15/2006 8:24:22 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: TFFKAMM
"As a pre-gay, I dropped a calculus midterm to be among the first to find out what Tom's visit to Brad's bedroom in the "Interview With a Vampire" trailer was really about."

"pre-gay"; what's that??????
6 posted on 01/15/2006 8:25:01 PM PST by ARCADIA (Abuse of power comes as no surprise)
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To: TFFKAMM

7 posted on 01/15/2006 8:25:36 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: narses

This is one of those movies the left will call one of the best of all time. All they needed to add was that the ranchers were environmentally aware, they were vegetarians and someone in the move had an abortion.

That would have covered all the bases.


8 posted on 01/15/2006 8:27:00 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("We don't need POLITICIANS...we need STATESMEN.")
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To: TFFKAMM

Ah!

Morford's day job.


9 posted on 01/15/2006 8:28:03 PM PST by SmithL (Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Lift up your gates and sing, Hosana in the highest! Hosana to your King!)
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To: SmithL

Actually, I believe MoFo is straight, albeit a flaming metrosexual. However, he does share this author's fascination with body fluids.


10 posted on 01/15/2006 8:29:20 PM PST by TFFKAMM
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To: ARCADIA

I guess I'm pre-gay!


11 posted on 01/15/2006 8:30:03 PM PST by fifthestate
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To: TFFKAMM

This movie sickens me, mostly because of the fact that the guys in this movie are cheating on their wives. Having any type of relationship with someone while married to someone else really is a horrible thing, regardless of whether or not it is a homosexual or heterosexual experience, although the risk of spreading any diseases rises with it being a homosexual relationship.


12 posted on 01/15/2006 8:30:20 PM PST by chae (R.I.P. Eddie Guerrero He lied, he cheated, he stole my heart)
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To: little jeremiah

Presented for your consideration, the original poster obviously forgot the barf alert


13 posted on 01/15/2006 8:30:59 PM PST by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - silent no longer)
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To: jocon307

I figured that any posting with "Brokeback" in the title made a barf alert redundant...


14 posted on 01/15/2006 8:32:23 PM PST by TFFKAMM
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To: TFFKAMM
I make a living having sex with these closeted married men.

These men "on the down low" really disgust me. They're the ones who go back home and spread AIDS to their wives and girlfriends. If you're going to be a homo, at least be flaming and flamboyant about it. And for crying out loud, don't go back to having sex with women. They don't deserve this.

15 posted on 01/15/2006 8:32:45 PM PST by Drew68
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To: chae
although the risk of spreading any diseases rises with it being a homosexual relationship.

I was still typing my same sentiments as you posted this one.

16 posted on 01/15/2006 8:34:32 PM PST by Drew68
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To: TFFKAMM
First of all, the author if this piece is gross.

Second, I read an interview with the book's author. Nauseating , non stop litany of liberal buzz words and phrases adding up to zero relevance to anything.
17 posted on 01/15/2006 8:34:44 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s......you weren't really there.)
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To: TFFKAMM
Actually, I believe MoFo is straight, albeit a flaming metrosexual.

Riiiiiiiiiight, and OJ didn't do it.

18 posted on 01/15/2006 8:37:11 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: TFFKAMM

I think it's a good article. I don't know how accurate his personal experiences are but I do know that things are not always what they seem.

As the conservative columnist Leonard Pits said in reverence to this movie: "Brokeback Mountain" might be the most frightening movie ever made.

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_3381236


19 posted on 01/15/2006 8:37:15 PM PST by Lorianne
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To: ChildOfThe60s
I, er, uh... I (*)...


20 posted on 01/15/2006 8:38:02 PM PST by foldspace (Tom Delay Country)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

I also read an interview with the author probably 3 or 4 weeks ago, and it was pretty barf-inducing. I was surprised, first of all, that the author was a woman.


21 posted on 01/15/2006 8:40:19 PM PST by Theresawithanh (You'll get me to stop posting on FR when you wrench my laptop from my cold, dead fingers!)
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To: TFFKAMM
I make a living having sex with these closeted married men.

Guess he didn't need his calculus after all.

22 posted on 01/15/2006 8:42:22 PM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: foldspace

LOL.

I promised my wife that if I ever went out on her it would only be with a hot 30-35 year old woman. She said that if a hot 30-35 year old woman actually offered herself to me, I could do it. I think I was being insulted. Thanks for the confidence in me honey.


23 posted on 01/15/2006 8:43:16 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s......you weren't really there.)
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To: Theresawithanh

Did you see her comment about her "bud drinking" son in law? What a liberal elitist snob.


24 posted on 01/15/2006 8:45:34 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s......you weren't really there.)
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To: facedown
Take it from a San Francisco Bay resident -- he's probably het. The region is crawling with guys like him -- effete, condescending, emotionally-volatile boy-men who are sexually straight, yet seem to take their all behavioral cues from queendom.

Really, the type has been around for centuries. Dandies, fops, the precieuses of Louisian France -- there's nothing new about the sissy-boy clothes-horses. (Although I don't know if I'd describe one of the Regency Beau-Brummel types as "sissy" -- beneath all the makeup and frills, many of them were violent, hard-living thugs.)

25 posted on 01/15/2006 8:46:44 PM PST by TFFKAMM
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To: Lorianne

I read the article you linked. And I have no idea what the h*ll he's talking about.


26 posted on 01/15/2006 8:46:59 PM PST by Siena Dreaming
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To: martin_fierro

27 posted on 01/15/2006 8:47:54 PM PST by Boazo (From the mind of BOAZO)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

I don't remember any such reference to her SIL from the piece, but I do agree with you that she came off as an elitist snob. I do remember remarks about 'changing the way people look at love between two people' or some such drivel like that.


28 posted on 01/15/2006 8:48:05 PM PST by Theresawithanh (You'll get me to stop posting on FR when you wrench my laptop from my cold, dead fingers!)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Heh. My ex used to tell me that he was going to trade me in for two 20-year-olds (when I was forty). I told him I was going to trade him in for a rich man with one foot in the grave and one foot on a banana peel. He may have gotten his two 20-year-olds, I didn't get my rich old man.


29 posted on 01/15/2006 8:51:31 PM PST by Theresawithanh (You'll get me to stop posting on FR when you wrench my laptop from my cold, dead fingers!)
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To: TFFKAMM

My husband finally "came out": he is a trandgendered lesbian who was born in a male body. He helped me realize and admit that I am a transgendered gay man born in a woman's body.


30 posted on 01/15/2006 8:52:08 PM PST by Alouette (The Anti-Borg - You Will NOT be Assimilated!)
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To: TFFKAMM

31 posted on 01/15/2006 8:52:19 PM PST by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death"( Al-Qaeda & Democratic Party)
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To: chae

Thank You, exactly my sentiments.

To Hollywood, vows mean nothing. Those people making these movies are bankrupt when it comes to good sense and decency.

How many families and lives are ruined by cheating on your spouse. Too many.

This wasn't a movie about love, it is a movie about the one thing in Hollywood people know. LUST. Sick lust. Sick perverted lust. Welcome to Hollywood 2006.


32 posted on 01/15/2006 8:52:19 PM PST by A message
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To: Theresawithanh

I started to save it and post it with comments. But, I figured WTH. If I saved all that sort of garbage I'd go nuts.


33 posted on 01/15/2006 8:52:43 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s......you weren't really there.)
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To: ARCADIA
""pre-gay"; what's that??????"

It means you haven't had the opportunity to experience the joys of packing fudge, yet.

34 posted on 01/15/2006 8:58:36 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: TFFKAMM

'Women are for babies, men are for love'.


35 posted on 01/15/2006 8:58:48 PM PST by txhurl (Gingrich/North '08)
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To: txflake
'Women are for babies, men are for love'

And sheep are for ecstasy!

(ducking)

36 posted on 01/15/2006 9:00:05 PM PST by TFFKAMM
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To: TFFKAMM

37 posted on 01/15/2006 9:00:13 PM PST by RightWingAtheist ("Why thank you Mr.Obama, I'm proud to be a Darwinist!")
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To: RightWingAtheist

I WANT THAT GRAPHIC! As a Golden State native, it perfectly sums up how I feel a lot of the time around here...


38 posted on 01/15/2006 9:01:13 PM PST by TFFKAMM
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To: TFFKAMM

Right-click-and-save is your friend!


39 posted on 01/15/2006 9:02:07 PM PST by RightWingAtheist ("Why thank you Mr.Obama, I'm proud to be a Darwinist!")
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To: RightWingAtheist

Just did so. Thanks for posting it!


40 posted on 01/15/2006 9:03:09 PM PST by TFFKAMM
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To: Theresawithanh
��5{��������prised, first of all, that the author was a woman.

Here's a couple of facts that also might surprise you.

Most of the ticket sales of Brokeback Mountain are to women.

Most of the Gay erotica on the 'net is written by women.

41 posted on 01/15/2006 9:14:40 PM PST by stands2reason (I'm BAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: TFFKAMM
I always knew I was a lesbian trapped in a man's body.
42 posted on 01/15/2006 9:21:06 PM PST by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

My husband has some freebies coming to him as well. F'rinstance, Jessica Alba has my permission to ravage my husband anytime. All I want in return is the details. :-)

Oh yeah, same deal goes for that chickee who plays Lana on Smallville. Come and get him, ladies! :-D


43 posted on 01/15/2006 9:23:22 PM PST by stands2reason (I'm BAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: ARCADIA

"pre-gay"; what's that??????

And why does it require calculus?


44 posted on 01/15/2006 9:25:09 PM PST by kenth (Schrödinger's dog is both happy and sad.)
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To: stands2reason

That does surprise me, and is very interesting!

I'd bet that the women seeing this flick are going to see Heath Ledger and whatsisname. Wonder what they think about the sex scenes?

I went to see a movie years ago because Christopher Reeves was in it, I believe it was called Deathtrap (?) and there were many women in the audience. There was one scene where Reeves and another guy kissed, (can't think of his name, dangrabit) and you should have heard the "eeeeews!" from the audience, but that was long ago.


45 posted on 01/15/2006 9:25:30 PM PST by Theresawithanh (You'll get me to stop posting on FR when you wrench my laptop from my cold, dead fingers!)
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To: Alouette
He helped me realize and admit that I am a transgendered gay man born in a woman's body.

Please don't tell me that means you bought a strap-on....

46 posted on 01/15/2006 9:26:00 PM PST by stands2reason (I'm BAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Very good. But how could you forget the camp out at Crawford. The Druid flute and drum corps appearance at the Summer Solstice Festival of Enlightened Planetary Oneness. The brave transgendered elk who found shelter with PETA.
Truly there are not enough absurdities in the world to fill a left wing liberal movie.


47 posted on 01/15/2006 9:32:56 PM PST by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: Alouette

So everything should be perfect for you two.
You just need to leave the toilet seat up to assert your maleness and he should probably learn to like shopping for shoes.


48 posted on 01/15/2006 9:38:48 PM PST by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: Theresawithanh

Just as there are men who enjoy the idea of two women getting it on, there is a smaller subgroup of women who like the same thing in reverse.

One of those truisms you only learn by accident because of the internet: No matter what it is, there are at least 3000 people in America that are sexually titilated by it, and there is at least 30 websites devoted to it.



49 posted on 01/15/2006 9:45:28 PM PST by stands2reason (It's now 2006, and two wrongs still don't make a right.)
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To: TFFKAMM

"West Hollywood -- I am a gift. A prize. After years of difficult repression, men with a secret seek me out as a reward for their good behavior. I make a living having sex with these closeted married men."

Guys like this piss me off. Not the gay prostitute, who cares they're worthless and they've existed since the Israelites had to clean out the temples of Dagon in Canaan. No, the "closeted married men". It's hard enough for many single straight guys to find a date (or a decent date), and these apparently affluent men--affluent because they can pay some other dude to investigate their own rectal passages--are shrinking the pool of available women? There should be a law--if you're gay, fine, go be gay. If you're gay pretending your straight, well then castration by pirannhas.


50 posted on 01/15/2006 10:01:53 PM PST by 0siris
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