Skip to comments.'Brokeback' breach for repressed men; Film's message -- this could be you
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 ...
I really think I'll pass on this one.
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.
Morford's day job.
Actually, I believe MoFo is straight, albeit a flaming metrosexual. However, he does share this author's fascination with body fluids.
I guess I'm pre-gay!
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.
Presented for your consideration, the original poster obviously forgot the barf alert
I figured that any posting with "Brokeback" in the title made a barf alert redundant...
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.
I was still typing my same sentiments as you posted this one.
Riiiiiiiiiight, and OJ didn't do it.
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.
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.
Guess he didn't need his calculus after all.
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.
Did you see her comment about her "bud drinking" son in law? What a liberal elitist snob.
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.)
I read the article you linked. And I have no idea what the h*ll he's talking about.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It means you haven't had the opportunity to experience the joys of packing fudge, yet.
'Women are for babies, men are for love'.
And sheep are for ecstasy!
I WANT THAT GRAPHIC! As a Golden State native, it perfectly sums up how I feel a lot of the time around here...
Right-click-and-save is your friend!
Just did so. Thanks for posting it!
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.
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
"pre-gay"; what's that??????
And why does it require calculus?
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.
Please don't tell me that means you bought a strap-on....
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.
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.
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.
"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.