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Brokeback Mountain author Annie Proulx says book is 'source of constant irritation'
Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 9/17/2008 | Lucy Cockcroft

Posted on 09/21/2008 3:45:36 PM PDT by Oyarsa

The author of Brokeback Mountain, which was turned into an Oscar-winning film starring the late Heath Ledger, has complained that the tale is now a “source of constant irritation” in her life.

Annie Proulx, 73, has been pestered with “pornish” letters sent by fans of the book about two cowboys and their illicit homosexual passions in America’s conservative Midwest.

When the story was published in 1999, it was praised for its delicate handling of homophobia. However, some critics felt Miss Proulx could have gone further in describing the love shared between the two main characters.

She told The Wall Street Journal: “There are countless people out there who think the story is open range to explore their fantasies and to correct what they see as an unbearably disappointing story.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: annieproulx; bookreview; brokebackmountain; deviantbehavior; homosexualagenda; proulx

1 posted on 09/21/2008 3:45:36 PM PDT by Oyarsa
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To: Oyarsa

Man, I guess when gay isn’t gay enough, you get a slap-fight.


2 posted on 09/21/2008 3:47:03 PM PDT by krb (If you're not outraged, people probably like having you around.)
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To: Oyarsa

LOL!


3 posted on 09/21/2008 3:47:06 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Even for a thin-skinned solipsistic narcissist, Obama seems a frightful po-faced pill." ~Mark Steyn)
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To: Oyarsa

The book and movie are a constant source of irritation to many people.

I’d say she deserves something other than money for foisting this book and movie on our consciousness.


4 posted on 09/21/2008 3:48:34 PM PDT by rlmorel (Who is Saul Alinsky and why is Barack Obama a disciple of his methods?)
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To: Oyarsa
Brokeback sheep need love too.
5 posted on 09/21/2008 3:48:59 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Oyarsa

She opened the door and let the scum slither in... and now she complains about it?

Poetic justice indeed.


6 posted on 09/21/2008 3:49:45 PM PDT by xcamel (Conservatives start smart, and get rich, liberals start rich, and get stupid.)
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To: Oyarsa

Imagine the “irritation” felt by cowboys out working with livestock when they look over by the corral and there’s some DemocRAT girlyman leaning against the corral and making goo goo eyes at them.


7 posted on 09/21/2008 3:50:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Tune in on the evening of Nov. 4th and watch the Obamanoid "voters" finish off America for good!)
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To: Oyarsa
Restraint and subtlety are not virtues normally associated with deeply commited perverts...

Big surprise?

8 posted on 09/21/2008 3:50:54 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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To: Oyarsa

Who would watch that garbage but the rumored bare-back scenes probably don’t help.


9 posted on 09/21/2008 3:53:18 PM PDT by TrevorSnowsrap
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To: Oyarsa

“Brokeback Mountain...a source of constant irritation”...

For authors who didn’t think ahead:

Preparation H.


10 posted on 09/21/2008 3:54:25 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Oyarsa

Serves her right.


11 posted on 09/21/2008 3:55:39 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Oyarsa
The author of Brokeback Mountain, which was turned into an Oscar-winning film starring the late Heath Ledger,
I didn't know that. That explains a lot.
has complained that the tale tail is now a “source of constant irritation” in her life.
EEEEWWWWW!
12 posted on 09/21/2008 3:56:55 PM PDT by lewislynn (What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: Oyarsa

Source of constant irritation? They have medication for that.


13 posted on 09/21/2008 3:59:19 PM PDT by xero
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To: krb
Man, I guess when gay isn’t gay enough, you get a slap-fight.

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14 posted on 09/21/2008 4:01:46 PM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: Oyarsa

You reap what you sow!


15 posted on 09/21/2008 4:02:20 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: Oyarsa
The old chant: Stay out of our bedroom!

The new chant: Wanna hear about what we do in the bedroom?? Wanna? Wanna? Huh?

16 posted on 09/21/2008 4:02:24 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Michelle, spare me your phony outrage, you know as well as I do that dress makes your butt look big)
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To: Oyarsa

I really thought it was delicate when Heath Ledger spit in his hand... oh, real delicate and loving too.

LOL


17 posted on 09/21/2008 4:04:21 PM PDT by Porterville (Im no economist- getting a PHD in economics wasn't economical... it didn' make cents.)
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To: Oyarsa

Good! I hope this stays as a constant source of irritation until she goes to her grave. She wrote it—she can deal with the consequences.


18 posted on 09/21/2008 4:05:25 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Oyarsa

What did this woman expect?

She enters into one of the darkest areas of human relationships and expects to get something akin to notes from the Christians in our society.

I really don’t like spending my life responding to homosexual issues, but they are forced on us all too often, no make that way too often.

Frankly, I think she got precisely what she deserved. Deal with it lady. We’re having to more and more. Believe me, we’re just as sick of it.

If I never read another article addressing the activism of homosexuals, I will be a very happy man.


19 posted on 09/21/2008 4:07:36 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain, the Ipecac president... Obama the strychnine president...)
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To: Oyarsa

Another hideous liberal.

Where is her screechy "op-ed" blaming all the troubles in her life on Sarah Palin?

20 posted on 09/21/2008 4:10:19 PM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: Oyarsa
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21 posted on 09/21/2008 4:11:41 PM PDT by ansel12 (There will be more than one "October surprise" this time. Count on it.)
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To: Oyarsa

Well, guess what, Annie?... Make your bed in filth and you’re going to wake up feeling dirty.


22 posted on 09/21/2008 4:11:47 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Oyarsa

delicate handling? i think not. i saw the movie and it was not delicate. it was EXPLICIT.


23 posted on 09/21/2008 4:13:12 PM PDT by Silly (Question O-thority.com)
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To: Oyarsa
homosexual passions in America’s conservative Midwest.

Only dumb*ss Brit journalists, John Kerry and Hussein Osama would think Wyoming is in the Midwest.

24 posted on 09/21/2008 4:14:39 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: Oyarsa

Someone should tell her that when you swim in the sewer you don’t get to complain about the smell.


25 posted on 09/21/2008 4:18:15 PM PDT by Pablo64 (What is popular is not always right. What is right is not always popular.)
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To: Pablo64

If ‘source of constant irritation’is akin to ‘pain in the ar$e’ than that means you are doing “it” the wrong way.


26 posted on 09/21/2008 4:23:41 PM PDT by xrmusn ( True gun control is hitting what you aim at.)
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To: Oyarsa; All
I ain't goin down on Brokeback Mountain!
27 posted on 09/21/2008 4:24:27 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (I've left Cynical City... bound for Jaded.)
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To: Oyarsa

I haven’t read it or seen the flick, but it all sounds like it was written by a faghag. True?


28 posted on 09/21/2008 4:27:11 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Are you ready to pray for Teddy?)
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To: All

The bottom line is she wrote a piece of pornography and she will never escape that marginalization.

What did she expect with something she intentionally wrote to praise abnormal behavior?


29 posted on 09/21/2008 4:28:32 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: xrmusn

Yes. Sadly, the jokes on this topic almost write themselves (if you have the stomach to read them).


30 posted on 09/21/2008 4:31:22 PM PDT by Pablo64 (What is popular is not always right. What is right is not always popular.)
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To: buccaneer81

That’s certainly backwards. There is a Midwest in WY though.


31 posted on 09/21/2008 4:39:43 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Palin for President! (PUMA))
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To: Oyarsa
which was turned into an Oscar-winning film

Of course! Liberals "put themselves" in for awards, just like Algore, including the Nobel.

32 posted on 09/21/2008 4:49:04 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Even newer chant: YOU WILL KNOW WATCH WHAT WE DO IN OUR BEDROOM! On the billboards! In the movies! On the internet, and in snickering asides on most tv shows! Books, magazines, and in the elevator - YOU’RE GOING TO HEAR ABOUT IT.

And if you don’t like it, you are mentally ill.


33 posted on 09/21/2008 4:50:05 PM PDT by Marie2 (Everything the left does has the effect and intent of destroying the traditional family.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

You just gave me a visual that made me LOL.


34 posted on 09/21/2008 4:51:43 PM PDT by mrsmel
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To: Revolting cat!

I don’t know, but I wouldn’t watch it either. I don’t need perverted images in my mind. It’s hard enough to avoid them as it is, I’m not going to go seek them out , for sure.


35 posted on 09/21/2008 4:54:50 PM PDT by mrsmel
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To: Oyarsa
the book about two cowboys and their illicit homosexual passions

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A group of Nancy Pelosi's constituents discussing whose turn it is to be the cowboy and who gets ridden bareback.

36 posted on 09/21/2008 5:00:18 PM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash?)
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To: Oyarsa
"They constantly send ghastly manuscripts and pornish rewrites of the story to me, expecting me to reply with praise and applause for ‘fixing’ the story.

Brokeback Fan Fiction?

37 posted on 09/21/2008 5:16:29 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: buccaneer81

I noticed that too....Wyoming, in the MidWest? Must have been one helluva earthquake.

The British are as clueless of our geography as they are about our politics.


38 posted on 09/21/2008 5:17:44 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Sarah Palin is an American Margaret Thatcher. Sarah Palin is a female Ronald Reagan)
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To: SuziQ
Go to fanfiction.net if you care to see even worse things - Toy Story slash, anybody?
39 posted on 09/21/2008 5:20:44 PM PDT by coydog (Keep Canada green - paint a Liberal!)
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To: Oyarsa

“some critics felt Miss Proulx could have gone further in describing the love shared between the two main characters.”

And I want to know what really happened between Roy Rogers and trigger on those lonely nights on the prairie.


40 posted on 09/21/2008 5:56:59 PM PDT by yazoo
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To: Oyarsa

trash attracts trash


41 posted on 09/21/2008 6:17:36 PM PDT by cowdog77
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To: Oyarsa

What happens with the love that shall not be spoken won’t shut the hell up.


42 posted on 09/21/2008 6:30:25 PM PDT by SampleMan (Community Organizer: What liberals do when they run out of college, before they run out of Marxism.)
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