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Brokeback Mountain author Annie Proulx says book is 'source of constant irritation'
| 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 Americas 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
posted on 09/21/2008 3:45:36 PM PDT
Man, I guess when gay isn’t gay enough, you get a slap-fight.
posted on 09/21/2008 3:47:03 PM PDT
(If you're not outraged, people probably like having you around.)
posted on 09/21/2008 3:47:06 PM PDT
("Even for a thin-skinned solipsistic narcissist, Obama seems a frightful po-faced pill." ~Mark Steyn)
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.
posted on 09/21/2008 3:48:34 PM PDT
(Who is Saul Alinsky and why is Barack Obama a disciple of his methods?)
Brokeback sheep need love too.
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.)
She opened the door and let the scum slither in... and now she complains about it?
Poetic justice indeed.
posted on 09/21/2008 3:49:45 PM PDT
(Conservatives start smart, and get rich, liberals start rich, and get stupid.)
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.
posted on 09/21/2008 3:50:22 PM PDT
(Tune in on the evening of Nov. 4th and watch the Obamanoid "voters" finish off America for good!)
Restraint and subtlety are not virtues normally associated with deeply commited perverts...
posted on 09/21/2008 3:50:54 PM PDT
(Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
Who would watch that garbage but the rumored bare-back scenes probably don’t help.
“Brokeback Mountain...a source of constant irritation”...
For authors who didn’t think ahead:
posted on 09/21/2008 3:54:25 PM PDT
posted on 09/21/2008 3:55:39 PM PDT
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.
posted on 09/21/2008 3:56:55 PM PDT
(What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
Source of constant irritation? They have medication for that.
posted on 09/21/2008 3:59:19 PM PDT
Man, I guess when gay isnt gay enough, you get a slap-fight.
posted on 09/21/2008 4:01:46 PM PDT
(Common sense is no longer common.)
posted on 09/21/2008 4:02:20 PM PDT
(Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
The old chant:
Stay out of our bedroom!
The new chant: Wanna hear about what we do in the bedroom?? Wanna? Wanna? Huh?
posted on 09/21/2008 4:02:24 PM PDT
(Michelle, spare me your phony outrage, you know as well as I do that dress makes your butt look big)
I really thought it was delicate when Heath Ledger spit in his hand... oh, real delicate and loving too.
posted on 09/21/2008 4:04:21 PM PDT
(Im no economist- getting a PHD in economics wasn't economical... it didn' make cents.)
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.
posted on 09/21/2008 4:05:25 PM PDT
( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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.
posted on 09/21/2008 4:07:36 PM PDT
(McCain, the Ipecac president... Obama the strychnine president...)
Another hideous liberal.
Where is her screechy "op-ed" blaming all the troubles in her life on Sarah Palin?
posted on 09/21/2008 4:10:19 PM PDT
posted on 09/21/2008 4:11:41 PM PDT
(There will be more than one "October surprise" this time. Count on it.)
Well, guess what, Annie?... Make your bed in filth and you’re going to wake up feeling dirty.
delicate handling? i think not. i saw the movie and it was not delicate. it was EXPLICIT.
posted on 09/21/2008 4:13:12 PM PDT
homosexual passions in Americas conservative Midwest.
Only dumb*ss Brit journalists, John Kerry and Hussein Osama would think Wyoming is in the Midwest.
posted on 09/21/2008 4:14:39 PM PDT
(Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
Someone should tell her that when you swim in the sewer you don’t get to complain about the smell.
posted on 09/21/2008 4:18:15 PM PDT
(What is popular is not always right. What is right is not always popular.)
If ‘source of constant irritation’is akin to ‘pain in the ar$e’ than that means you are doing “it” the wrong way.
posted on 09/21/2008 4:23:41 PM PDT
( True gun control is hitting what you aim at.)
To: Oyarsa; All
posted on 09/21/2008 4:24:27 PM PDT
by Nervous Tick
(I've left Cynical City... bound for Jaded.)
I haven’t read it or seen the flick, but it all sounds like it was written by a faghag. True?
posted on 09/21/2008 4:27:11 PM PDT
by Revolting cat!
(Are you ready to pray for Teddy?)
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?
posted on 09/21/2008 4:28:32 PM PDT
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Yes. Sadly, the jokes on this topic almost write themselves (if you have the stomach to read them).
posted on 09/21/2008 4:31:22 PM PDT
(What is popular is not always right. What is right is not always popular.)
That’s certainly backwards. There is a Midwest in WY though.
posted on 09/21/2008 4:39:43 PM PDT
(Palin for President! (PUMA))
which was turned into an Oscar-winning film
Of course! Liberals "put themselves" in for awards, just like Algore, including the Nobel.
posted on 09/21/2008 4:49:04 PM PDT
(I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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.
posted on 09/21/2008 4:50:05 PM PDT
(Everything the left does has the effect and intent of destroying the traditional family.)
You just gave me a visual that made me LOL.
posted on 09/21/2008 4:51:43 PM PDT
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.
posted on 09/21/2008 4:54:50 PM PDT
the book about two cowboys and their illicit homosexual passions
A group of Nancy Pelosi's constituents discussing whose turn it is to be the cowboy and who gets ridden bareback.
posted on 09/21/2008 5:00:18 PM PDT
(How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash?)
"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?
posted on 09/21/2008 5:16:29 PM PDT
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.
posted on 09/21/2008 5:17:44 PM PDT
(Sarah Palin is an American Margaret Thatcher. Sarah Palin is a female Ronald Reagan)
Go to fanfiction.net
if you care to see even worse things - Toy Story
posted on 09/21/2008 5:20:44 PM PDT
(Keep Canada green - paint a Liberal!)
“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.
posted on 09/21/2008 5:56:59 PM PDT
posted on 09/21/2008 6:17:36 PM PDT
What happens with the love that shall not be spoken won’t shut the hell up.
posted on 09/21/2008 6:30:25 PM PDT
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