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Brokeback Mountain snub
Herald Sun ^ | 13 January 2006

Posted on 01/13/2006 3:04:40 AM PST by Aussie Dasher

IT'S cowboy country all right, but parts of north and central Queensland won't be seeing the controversial cowboy movie Brokeback Mountain.

The film - banned in two cinemas in the US because of its tale of gay cowboy love - won't be seen in Townsville - home of NRL grand finalists the Cowboys. Nor, also due to its "limited release" status, will it be hitting the screens further south in Rockhampton.

But the snub of two major Queensland cities has angered gay activists, who say much of its community could relate to the gay character played by Australian actor Heath Ledger.

"We have a strong western influence up this way in our gay community," Townsville-based Colin Edwards told the Ten Network.

"We have gay property owners, jackaroos, jillaroos. They really do exist and they really do fall in love."

Federal MP Bob Katter, whose Kennedy electorate in north Queensland takes in industries such as sugar cane, cattle, sheep and dairy farming, was unconcerned.

"Maybe there are some (gay cowboys) out there but I've never heard of `em," he said.

"I mean, it's not a profession that attracts those sort of people."

However, other regional centres such as Cairns and Mackay have managed to secure screenings of the film, which premiered in Australia on Tuesday.

Set in Wyoming and Texas, Brokeback Mountain is the story of a range-hand and a rodeo cowboy who meet in the summer of 1963 and unexpectedly fall in love.


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: australia; brokebackmountain; gays; gdaymate; homosexualagenda; nopoofters; nothanks; outback; poofters; pudding; snub
Poofterism isn't big in the Aussie Outback!
1 posted on 01/13/2006 3:04:43 AM PST by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher

nor is it in 98% of America......

its the pudding eaters in San Francisco and Greenwich Village and Hollywood itself that is trying to foist their perverted lifestyle on us.


2 posted on 01/13/2006 3:09:23 AM PST by Vaquero ("An armed society is a polite society" Robert Heinlein)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww. Tough tacos.


3 posted on 01/13/2006 3:10:22 AM PST by BlessedBeGod (Benedict XVI = Terminator IV)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Rule 1. No Poofters.
Rule 2. No member of the faculty is to maltreat the "Abos" in any way whatsoever if there's anyone watching.
Rule 3. No Poofters.
Rule 4. I do not want to catch anyone not drinking in their room after lights out.
Rule 5. No Poofters.
Rule 6. There is no rule 6.
Rule 7. No Poofters.


4 posted on 01/13/2006 3:18:15 AM PST by LongElegantLegs (Puppymillalicious!)
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To: Aussie Dasher
The film - banned in two cinemas in the US because of its tale of gay cowboy love -

I don't think "banned" is the right word. I think the cinemas just declined to show the film.

5 posted on 01/13/2006 3:22:13 AM PST by Bahbah (An admitted Snow Flake and a member of Sam's Club)
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To: LongElegantLegs
On this occasion, we're strictly adhering to rule 1!
6 posted on 01/13/2006 3:22:26 AM PST by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Besides, these aren't "cowboys", they are shepherds. I know this isn't PC, and maybe not easily understood by people outside of Oz and New Zealand, but one of my friends at works remarked " Are they sure this was made in Wyoming? I thought it was made in New Zealand" --with apologies to my Kiwi friends!


7 posted on 01/13/2006 3:30:14 AM PST by Aussiebabe
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To: Aussiebabe

If it was made in NZ, surely it would be a story about a bloke's love for his sheep...:)


8 posted on 01/13/2006 3:32:26 AM PST by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Poofterism isn't big in the Aussie Outback!
And yet it's called the Outback...

And don't they raise a lot of sheep there?

Life is full of little ironies...

9 posted on 01/13/2006 3:32:36 AM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: Aussie Dasher
I wish they would calling it a "cowboy movie". Cowboy movie are set in the 1800's and involve cattle drives or train robbers or posse's and bad ass hero's (think Rio Bravo, Good Bad and the Ugly, even Young Guns).

This is about two sheepherders in the 1960's, one who is apparently gay and the other who is weak minded and is sexually intimidated into letting the other..um..do..like..things.

Why a man wouldn't want to see this is obvious, but why a woman would want to see a story of how a womans husband turned queer and left her for another man is beyond me.

10 posted on 01/13/2006 3:34:25 AM PST by normy (Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.)
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To: Aussie Dasher
I wish they would quit calling it a "cowboy movie". Cowboy movie are set in the 1800's and involve cattle drives or train robbers or posse's and bad ass hero's (think Rio Bravo, Good Bad and the Ugly, even Young Guns).

This is about two sheepherders in the 1960's, one who is apparently gay and the other who is weak minded and is sexually intimidated into letting the other..um..do..like..things.

Why a man wouldn't want to see this is obvious, but why a woman would want to see a story of how a womans husband turned queer and left her for another man is beyond me.

11 posted on 01/13/2006 3:34:51 AM PST by normy (Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

***...and unexpectedly fall in love.***

Don't you love how they say "unexpectedly" every time they mention falling in love to make it sound somehow innocent? In other words, "Gee, honestly, we never MEANT to fall in love. Before that we were both hetero."


12 posted on 01/13/2006 3:39:12 AM PST by kitkat (Democrat/Socialist/Communist.= Hillary the RED)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Yep, I don't think the Yanks will understand...but supposedly there are a lot of sheep in this movie!


13 posted on 01/13/2006 3:45:03 AM PST by Aussiebabe
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To: Aussiebabe
It may draw an 'X' rating in NZ! LOL!

PS. Do you really think our Yank friends don't understand New Zealanders' unnatural affection for sheep?
14 posted on 01/13/2006 3:49:01 AM PST by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Aussie Dasher
I doubt it. Aren't there any Kiwi Freepers who can comment? LOL
15 posted on 01/13/2006 3:52:28 AM PST by Aussiebabe
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To: Aussiebabe

Give it a rest! It's Friday night - they'll be down the shearing shed with their "girlfriend" :)


16 posted on 01/13/2006 3:54:42 AM PST by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Aussiebabe
I don't think the Yanks will understand

The Kiwis' fondness for sheep is not exactly a secret...

17 posted on 01/13/2006 3:57:53 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Aussie Dasher

Yep, this is bad. We need to stop. Goodnight!


18 posted on 01/13/2006 3:57:57 AM PST by Aussiebabe
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To: Aussie Dasher
"We have gay property owners, jackaroos, jillaroos. "

Your "jackaroos" ARE jillaroos.

19 posted on 01/13/2006 4:02:30 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("It'sTime for Republicans to Start Toeing the Conservative Line, NOT the Other Way Around!")
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To: Aussie Dasher

***"Maybe there are some (gay cowboys) out there but I've never heard of `em," he said. ***

About 35-40 years ago some gal wrote a book claiming many of the old west cowboys were gay and "abused" their horses. She was on the JOE PINE show (Remember him?) and was mentioned by Paul Harvy.


20 posted on 01/13/2006 4:10:07 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Aussie Dasher

They're NOT cowboys, Dammit.
They're SHEPHERDS!!.


21 posted on 01/13/2006 4:12:53 AM PST by wildehunt (I told them they'd need horses...)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Can't say I remember Joe Pine.

But I do know why New Zealand racehorses run so fast: they've seen what happens to the sheep!


22 posted on 01/13/2006 4:14:05 AM PST by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Vaquero
nor is it in 98% of America......

i'm betting that out of those 2%, a vast majority are in it only because someone else told them to or are male prostitutes
23 posted on 01/13/2006 4:31:53 AM PST by Cronos (Never forget 9/11. Restore Hagia Sophia!)
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To: Vaquero

its the pudding eaters


-------someone else called it baby batter. You guys are funny. LMAO


24 posted on 01/13/2006 4:56:33 AM PST by WasDougsLamb (I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed man)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle; Aussie Dasher

""We have gay property owners, jackaroos, jillaroos. "




"I'd call 'em Chuzzwuzzers I would"
(from the Simpsons)



25 posted on 01/13/2006 4:59:59 AM PST by Vaquero ("An armed society is a polite society" Robert Heinlein)
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To: Aussie Dasher

I don't know if this analogy has been made, but do you think the fact that President Bush is widely thought of, as a cowboy, could be a factor in the making of this 'film' or am I reading too much into too little ?


26 posted on 01/13/2006 6:02:31 AM PST by RetSignman (( HELP...I'm trapped between these curved things))
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To: Aussie Dasher

Sounds like a slogan. "No Brokeback in the Outback."


27 posted on 01/13/2006 6:05:13 AM PST by Inwoodian
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To: RetSignman

I wouldn't put anything past that mob of commo poofters in Hollywood!


28 posted on 01/13/2006 6:09:32 AM PST by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Inwoodian

How about "No poofters in the Outback"?


29 posted on 01/13/2006 6:10:34 AM PST by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Vaquero

I'm hearing lots of stories of "sold out" signs going up over screenings, where nobody's inside.


30 posted on 01/13/2006 6:19:47 AM PST by Humble Servant (Keep it simple - do what's right.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Joe Pyne...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Pyne


31 posted on 01/13/2006 6:26:09 AM PST by gunnyg
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To: Aussiebabe; Aussie Dasher
I'd just like to remind you ladies that most of the imported lamb (meat) sold in these United States comes to us from Australia.

Seems like the Kiwis aren't the only ones who like their sheep.

32 posted on 01/13/2006 6:26:54 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Excuse me, but one of the "ladies" is a bloke!

BTW, you can't beat Aussie lamb. It's sensational!


33 posted on 01/13/2006 6:31:44 AM PST by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: ArrogantBustard

I should also mention that Aussies prefer to EAT their sheep!


34 posted on 01/13/2006 6:33:13 AM PST by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Bahbah

"I don't think "banned" is the right word."

Rest assured, the writer of the article wanted to convey the false
impression that declining to book the film (or not buying a ticket)
is a sign of an institutionalized hate crime.


35 posted on 01/13/2006 6:45:59 AM PST by VOA
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To: Aussie Dasher
If it was made in NZ, surely it would be a story about a bloke's love for his sheep...:)

That's in Brokeback Mountain, Part II.

36 posted on 01/13/2006 6:47:43 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I can't wait - NOT!


37 posted on 01/13/2006 6:49:13 AM PST by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Aussiebabe; Aussie Dasher
one of the "ladies" is a bloke!

Eh?!?!?! Sorry 'bout that. I'm not sure which of y'all I'm supposed to apologise to, but here it is, for what it's worth.

Aussie lamb is good, certainly equal to American ... and it has to face a certain amount of abuse getting here.

Aussies prefer to EAT their sheep!

So THATS what you call it!

38 posted on 01/13/2006 7:22:25 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

ButtCrack Mountain.


39 posted on 01/13/2006 10:22:15 AM PST by MonroeDNA (Look for the union label--on the bat crashing through your windshield!)
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To: wildehunt

Actually, they are cowboys. They just happen to be cowboys who are watching sheep for a summer. They mainly work on ranches, and both of them have done a fair amount of rodeo.


40 posted on 01/13/2006 12:08:56 PM PST by Kahonek
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To: Kahonek

*** They just happen to be cowboys who are watching sheep for a summer. They mainly work on ranches, and both of them have done a fair amount of rodeo.***

I might pay good money to watch one of them "ride" a mad bramma bull! Probably the only "cowboy" who would grinn when the bull runs a horn up his, er, ah, Well, you know what I mean!

"Re-ride, judge! I need a re-ride! OH do it again!"


41 posted on 01/13/2006 1:18:51 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Aussie Dasher

According to the Sydney Morning News, the film will be shown there:

"The film will be releasing in both Townsville and Rockhampton in the coming weeks."

www.smh.com.au/news/film/no-brokeback-blackout/2006/01/13/1136956330948.html


42 posted on 01/13/2006 2:10:06 PM PST by Coronal
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To: Aussiebabe
Are they sure this was made in Wyoming? I thought it was made in New Zealand" --with apologies to my Kiwi friends!

I've been chuckling over this. There are plenty of Western Americans who know the difference -- but not in gay bastions like Hollywood, New York, San Francisco, L.A., etc.

We call "shepherds" sheepherders and yes, they run lots of sheep in Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada and adjacent states. Many of the owners and herders are Basque. I've known lots of Basques but never a gay one. In fact some are downright surly! I've been giving my Kiwi son-in-law a seriously bad time over the film. Jolly jumbucks!

43 posted on 01/13/2006 2:17:59 PM PST by Bernard Marx (Don't make the mistake of interpreting my Civility as Servility)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Yes, and since that post, I should have included Ronald Reagan, who also was viewed as a cowboy.

These insidious hollywood perverts seem out to destroy the image of the American cowboy and indirectly two of our finest and strongest Presidents.


44 posted on 01/14/2006 5:12:50 AM PST by RetSignman (( HELP...I'm trapped between these curved things))
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To: Aussie Dasher
...because of its tale of gay cowboy love

I thought it was gay sheepherder love?

45 posted on 01/14/2006 5:15:03 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla

Maybe gay New Zealanders are only attracted to male sheep?


46 posted on 01/15/2006 2:04:32 PM PST by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Set in Wyoming and Texas, Brokeback Mountain is the story of a range-hand and a rodeo cowboy who meet in the summer of 1963 and unexpectedly fall in love....That's real special...I was listenting to the Beach Boys in 63....


47 posted on 02/01/2006 3:34:02 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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