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Hollywood Rocked: 'Gay Cowboy' Movie Becomes an Oscar Frontrunner
Drudge Report ^ | November 6, 2005

Posted on 11/06/2005 5:01:03 PM PST by RWR8189




XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX SUN NOV 06, 2005 19:28:02 ET XXXXX

HOLLYWOOD ROCKED: 'GAY COWBOY' MOVIE BECOMES AN OSCAR FRONTRUNNER

Arriving with nudity and explicit gay sex scenes between two cowboys, UNIVERSAL/FOCUS FILMS's BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN has quietly become an award season frontrunner, interviews with Academy members reveal.

"It could very well be the last film standing at this year's Oscars," a top Hollywood producer not associated with the film explained from Hollywood.

"There was not a dry eye in the house at the screening at Telluride [Film Festival in Colorado]," says the producer, who asked not to be named out of respect for the cast and crew of the producer's own Oscar contender. "Watch it come out of the gate at the Golden Globes with super controversy."

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS critic Jack Mathews predicts the gay cowboy movie, which takes place in Wyoming, may be "too much for red-state audiences, but it gives the liberal-leaning Academy a great chance to stick its thumb in conservatives' eyes."

Director Ang Lee's movie staring Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger won the Golden Lion, the top prize at the Venice Film Festival earlier this fall.

But will a movie even Madonna calls "shocking" sit with the heartland?

Playwright and lifelong Wyomingite tells the STAR-TRIBUNE of Casper this week that she has never encountered a gay cowboy, and doesn't think it's right for Hollywood to portray Wyoming as a state with gay cowboys.

Her message to the writers of BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN: “Don't try and take what we had, which was wonderful -- the cowboys that settled the state and made it what it was -- don't ruin that image... There's nothing better than plain old cowboys and the plain old history without embellishing it to suit everyone."

Meanwhile, Michell Howard of the state's Travel and Tourism Division says her agency is already hearing a buzz that people in other countries are expressing interest in visiting Wyoming because of the film.

“It's gotten rave reviews from the international community,” she said. “I don't know if they're more tolerant or something, but they're viewing it as a great Western movie.”

Developing...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: deviants; gaycowboys; gaymarine; hollyweird; homosexualagenda; notfunnyhaha; oscars; perverts
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1 posted on 11/06/2005 5:01:05 PM PST by RWR8189
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To: RWR8189

This flick will have all the success of "The Aristocrats"...appeal to the pervs in Hollyweird, and that is about it.


2 posted on 11/06/2005 5:01:50 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat (I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: RWR8189

Wow. Were they eating any pudding in the movie?


3 posted on 11/06/2005 5:01:50 PM PST by Sofa King (A wise man uses compromise as an alternative to defeat. A fool uses it as an alternative to victory.)
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To: RWR8189
Okay. I'll ask it.

In the movie are they eating pudding?

4 posted on 11/06/2005 5:02:40 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Not all problems can be solved with a sledge hammer. Sometimes nitroglycerin is required. Or a Nuke)
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To: RWR8189

If they portray Lincoln as a homosexual, may as well throw in a couple of cowboys. These people are so delusional in their sick, twisted little worlds.


5 posted on 11/06/2005 5:03:36 PM PST by mlc9852
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To: RWR8189
Midnight Cowboy was tame compared with this stuff. Hollwood is for the most part a cultural sewer and they've long ago stopped shocking people with their dreck. You couldn't pay me enough NOT to watch it on High Def DVD.

(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie.Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")

6 posted on 11/06/2005 5:04:03 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: RWR8189

Let hollywood nominate "bareback mountain". It will only show the world how perverted they are.

I can't imagine why anyone watches the acadamey awards anyway.


7 posted on 11/06/2005 5:04:13 PM PST by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: RWR8189

Gives new meaning to the shout, "Ride 'em, cowboy!"


8 posted on 11/06/2005 5:04:24 PM PST by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear; EveningStar

Maybe we should ping EveningStar


9 posted on 11/06/2005 5:04:50 PM PST by Sofa King (A wise man uses compromise as an alternative to defeat. A fool uses it as an alternative to victory.)
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To: RWR8189

Hollywierd exposed...

AGAIN


10 posted on 11/06/2005 5:04:58 PM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: RWR8189

Allowing liberals to be themselves is our greatest weapon against them.


11 posted on 11/06/2005 5:05:36 PM PST by SteveMcKing ("I was born a Democrat. I expect I'll be a Democrat the day I leave this earth." -Zell Miller '04)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
This flick will have all the success of "The Aristocrats"...appeal to the pervs in Hollyweird, and that is about it.

Right along with De-Lovely. I love Porter's music, but movie was too much . . . .I think half of Hollywierd is either gay of bi.

12 posted on 11/06/2005 5:05:42 PM PST by p23185 (Why isn't attempting to take down a sitting Pres & his Admin considered Sedition?)
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To: RWR8189

Well I guess this will be the only topic on Drudge's radio show tonight. Think I'll watch The Crusades instead.


13 posted on 11/06/2005 5:06:06 PM PST by Fudd Fan (God bless President Bush! (Proud member of the Water Bucket Brigade - MOOSEMUSS!)
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To: RWR8189
but it gives the liberal-leaning Academy a great chance to stick its thumb in conservatives' eyes."

That's what it's all about, of course. The idea of making good movies anymore is, at best, secondary.

14 posted on 11/06/2005 5:06:13 PM PST by denydenydeny ("As a Muslim of course I am a terrorist"--Sheikh Omar Brooks, quoted in the London Times 8/7/05)
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To: Rodney King
Go read the synopsis at the movie site....

..it's puke....pure puke!

15 posted on 11/06/2005 5:06:35 PM PST by Guenevere
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Here's a movie that nobody in the States has seen yet and a movie that will surely bomb yet it's already an Oscar contender. What a rigged game the Oscars are.


16 posted on 11/06/2005 5:06:47 PM PST by thathamiltonwoman
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To: RWR8189

That's the guy Swofford in the movie Jarhead..


18 posted on 11/06/2005 5:08:44 PM PST by laney (little bit country,little bit Rock and Roll!)
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To: RWR8189

Hmmmm...it's Sunday night and Drudge has an exclusive. Just like clockwork!


19 posted on 11/06/2005 5:08:56 PM PST by rs79bm
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To: Sofa King
Life imitates art.

It is getting harder and harder to separate the parody from reality.

20 posted on 11/06/2005 5:09:18 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Not all problems can be solved with a sledge hammer. Sometimes nitroglycerin is required. Or a Nuke)
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To: Fudd Fan
Think I'll watch The Crusades instead.

Do not WATCH the Crusades.

Participate in them. Defend human civilization from the satanic hordes trying to kill us.

Much better than any TV show.

21 posted on 11/06/2005 5:09:42 PM PST by Phsstpok (There are lies, damned lies, statistics and presentation graphics, in descending order of truth)
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To: p23185

Mr.FF made me sit thru De-Lovely, and I agree with you, it was just too wierd. The premise alone drove me nuts. Mr.FF works in tv and the show he worked on at the time had (I think) Ashley Judd as a guest, she was hawking it when it was just released-- so he thought the movie would be good. The only saving grace was the great music; beyond that, eeuuww!


22 posted on 11/06/2005 5:10:11 PM PST by Fudd Fan (God bless President Bush! (Proud member of the Water Bucket Brigade - MOOSEMUSS!)
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To: RWR8189

Geez this is crazy the movie isnt even out. I saw the preview for this movie when I went to the movies a week ago and it made me sick. Im sure many feel the same. This movie will be a bomb!


23 posted on 11/06/2005 5:10:22 PM PST by markedmannerf (I BELIEVE IN CONGRESSMAN WELDON!)
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To: RWR8189

Given all the crap that comes out of Hollyweird this is not surprising.


24 posted on 11/06/2005 5:10:32 PM PST by rs79bm
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To: RWR8189

I am beginning to be concerned about "Bambi" and his name. Anybody out there ever seen a male named "Bambi"?


25 posted on 11/06/2005 5:10:49 PM PST by U S Army EOD (LET ME KNOW WHERE HANOI JANE FONDA IS WHEN SHE TOURS)
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To: RWR8189
I get tired of them constantly throwing this stuff in our face! It is disgusting. Remember the Flood and Sodom and Gomorrah were anilated because of this. I haven't watched the awards in years and it will continue.
26 posted on 11/06/2005 5:11:29 PM PST by GrandmaC
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To: RWR8189

I saw a preview of this movie with a friend. I'd never heard of it, but she had read a lot of press in which the gay aspect was played up quite a bit. However, when you see the preview, it seems pretty clear that these guys aren't gay, but got carried while riding the range one night. These are not 'gay cowboys,' tho the gay press may want to make them so.

Personally, I can't tell you how unnerved I got watching the preview. I know lots of gay people, it isn't that, it's the image of the American cowboy being used this way. I felt like I had been slapped. I'm sure there were cowboys who took advantage of a lonely night on the prairie and did some things they didn't want to talk about later. I'm sure there are gay cowboys. I'd just rather not see it in a movie. Must we destroy all of our cultural icons?


27 posted on 11/06/2005 5:11:42 PM PST by radiohead (Proud member of the 'arrogant supermagt')
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To: RWR8189

What a shame! Ang Lee's Sense and Sensibility (1995) was a wonderful movie. Too bad he drank Hollywood's Kool-Aid. I'll never be able to watch that movie the same way again.


28 posted on 11/06/2005 5:11:45 PM PST by BlessedBeGod (Benedict XVI = Terminator IV)
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To: DoughtyOne

According to Hollyweird, when bad movies made for the masses tank, it's the studio's fault.

When bad movies made for the Hollyweird set tank, it's the audience's fault.


29 posted on 11/06/2005 5:11:57 PM PST by relictele (How can Hillary run the country when she couldn't manage a household of 3?)
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To: RWR8189

"Show me a cowboy who rides side saddle and I will show you a gay ranchero".


30 posted on 11/06/2005 5:12:04 PM PST by U S Army EOD (LET ME KNOW WHERE HANOI JANE FONDA IS WHEN SHE TOURS)
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To: thathamiltonwoman
it gives the liberal-leaning Academy a great chance to stick its thumb in conservatives' eyes

The Oscars, the Pulitzers, the Booker Prizes, the Nobel Peace and Literature Prizes: they've all become nothing but opportunities for the reigning liberals to stick their thumbs in conservatives' eyes.

But not one of these prizes means a thing any more, as a result.

31 posted on 11/06/2005 5:12:30 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: rs79bm

Good point. He takes advantage of the slow news cycle that way, filling a market need that is mostly empty except for football.


32 posted on 11/06/2005 5:12:42 PM PST by SteveMcKing ("I was born a Democrat. I expect I'll be a Democrat the day I leave this earth." -Zell Miller '04)
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To: RWR8189
'GAY COWBOY' MOVIE BECOMES AN OSCAR FRONTRUNNER

Yeah, but what about the horse?

33 posted on 11/06/2005 5:12:51 PM PST by Socratic (Liberal's motto: Capio ergo sum.)
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To: denydenydeny
but it gives the liberal-leaning Academy a great chance to stick its thumb in conservatives' eyes."

Exactly. It's just part of the Left's continuing project of deconstructing the idea and values of traditional America. I was born and raised among cowboys. My Dad was a cowboy. The only gay cowboys I ever encountered were of the drugstore variety (an old but ever-appropriate term).

34 posted on 11/06/2005 5:13:03 PM PST by Bernard Marx (Don't make the mistake of interpreting my Civility as Servility)
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To: RWR8189

Yippie-ki-oh-K-Y...


35 posted on 11/06/2005 5:13:39 PM PST by RichInOC (...oops, did I say that out loud?)
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To: RWR8189

This movie will do great out of the gate in NYC, LA, San Francisco, and maybe a few other urban areas before falling quickly after its first 7 days, but it won't play in Peoria and die a quick death.


36 posted on 11/06/2005 5:13:53 PM PST by HitmanLV (Listen to my demos for Savage Nation contest: http://www.geocities.com/mr_vinnie_vegas/index.html)
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To: laney
That's the guy Swofford in the movie Jarhead..

I noticed the name. So is this guy in explicit gay sex scenes in one movie and a Marine in another? Geez
37 posted on 11/06/2005 5:14:07 PM PST by visualops (www.visualops.com)
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To: RWR8189
Wasn't there a South Park episode where the kids went to a Sundance Film Festival and all the movies were about gay cowboys.Make a movie about real cowboys, Pro-tail gunner Joe, and a real story about the heroics at Fallujah (not the crap that Harrison Ford is going to do) and they will make a ton. Good thing they don't listen to us. Let Hollywood throw good money after bad. Less to donate to the leftist scum.
38 posted on 11/06/2005 5:14:43 PM PST by MattinNJ (Allen/Pawlenty in 08-play the map.)
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To: SteveMcKing

> Allowing liberals to be themselves is our greatest weapon against them.

Yeah, I hear left knees jerking all over Hollyweird.


39 posted on 11/06/2005 5:14:53 PM PST by XEHRpa
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To: thathamiltonwoman

I think it will be interesting to see the viewership of the Oscars this year, it's been declining. I personally haven't watched the Oscars since the '70s.

Any movie I want to see, and there are precious few, I wait until they either come on TV or I rent them. I won't be seeing this one.


40 posted on 11/06/2005 5:15:02 PM PST by Theresawithanh (You'll get me to stop posting on FR when you wrench my laptop from my cold, dead fingers!)
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To: RWR8189
Does Hollywood even want to make money any more? They are coming off one of their worst summers in memory and they think gay cowboys eating pudding (hat tip: Cartman) will fill the Peoria cineplex?
41 posted on 11/06/2005 5:15:22 PM PST by inkling
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To: RWR8189
Every year they have declining box office and can't figure out why. Wow, what a bunch of dummies.

The last world wide hit they had out of hollywierd they denounced, "The Passion of The Christ", and that was only made because of Mel Gibson.
42 posted on 11/06/2005 5:16:09 PM PST by wmfights (lead, follow, or get out of the way)
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To: visualops

Get ready guys, here it comes.


43 posted on 11/06/2005 5:16:11 PM PST by U S Army EOD (LET ME KNOW WHERE HANOI JANE FONDA IS WHEN SHE TOURS)
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To: RWR8189; All

HA!!!

BRAINSTORM!!!!

Let's make a movie showing sympathy for the plight of two gay islamofacists!!!


44 posted on 11/06/2005 5:16:51 PM PST by baltodog (R.I.P. Balto: 2001(?) - 2005)
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To: Theresawithanh

I'm with you. I haven't been to the theater since 1997.


45 posted on 11/06/2005 5:16:54 PM PST by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: RichInOC

HA! Good one!


46 posted on 11/06/2005 5:17:08 PM PST by Theresawithanh (You'll get me to stop posting on FR when you wrench my laptop from my cold, dead fingers!)
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To: radiohead
Must we destroy all of our cultural icons?

No, we mustn't. Hollyweird and the whacko left that controls Hollyweird must and will continue to do so.

47 posted on 11/06/2005 5:17:23 PM PST by mattdono ("Crush the RATs and RINOs, drive them before you, and hear the lamentations of the scumbags" - Arnie)
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To: visualops

Yeah I guess he's a Major Switch Hitter!


48 posted on 11/06/2005 5:17:56 PM PST by laney (little bit country,little bit Rock and Roll!)
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To: RWR8189

Independent movies are all the same, gay cowboys eating pudding.

49 posted on 11/06/2005 5:18:10 PM PST by NeoCaveman (Confirm Judge Alito now. Yes I am an Alitist)
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To: Cicero

They need to run this slick, Hollywood beautified promo right along side random interviews from the Gay Rodeo in Austin, TX. Let me tell you, the real world will have you think "EEEWWWEEE" about gay cowboys!


50 posted on 11/06/2005 5:18:33 PM PST by RushingWater
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