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.
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