Can You Say "Gay Cowboy Movie" Ten Times Fast?
We can't help but laugh at all the media brouhaha over what has come to be known as the "Gay Cowboy Movie" Brokeback Mountain, which snagged (pardon us) an assload of Golden Globe noms this morning, as well as was named "Picture of the Year" and Ang Lee as "Director of the Year" by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association just the other day. Our favorite bite is this item from FishBowlLA that notes
Ang Lee's "Brokeback" has been described as a "gay cowboy movie" in Google News in no fewer than 279 separate headlines, making it officially okay to search for "gay cowboy movie" on Google whilst at work.
Can you say "gay cowboy movie" ten times fast? We think you can. We know we can. Our conversations these days are peppered with "gay cowboy" references, mostly including the subject-verb clause "I love" as a lead in. Our favorite thing has to be from the movie's official website, where you can enter the "Share Your Story" section:
From sold out screening to sold out screening, moviegoers are emerging deeply moved by the humanity and honesty of BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN's extraordinary love story. And they want to talk. Here's a place to share your feelings about the film, the connections you felt, and to share how watching it might have brought back memories of your own. After all, everyone has their own "Brokeback Mountain." Have you ever gone back to yours?
Hmmm. We're guessing this forum's moderator is going to be on their toes fending off the Jesus freaks and homophobes. And, to respond here in our little gay-cowboy friendly forum--If by "Brokeback Mountain" of our own you mean Rawhide, the Gay Cowboy bar at Vineland and Burbank, well, the answer is no, we haven't ever gone back. Once was enough, thank you. We haven't seen Brokeback Mountain yet, but would like to, very soon. It's playing now in limited release, including a midnight show tonight at the ArcLight.