Brokeback

I wrote about “Brokeback Mountain” in my column this week. If you haven’t seen the movie, you must. It’s amazing and touching and all that the gays talk about nowadays. It seems like the heteros are talking about it, too. So, go. Yeah. And read my column, too–but after you’ve seen the movie. Here’s a taste:

There has never been a filmed gay love story directed by a major auteur, starring important actors, that was the favourite to win the Oscar for Best Picture. In fact, there has never been a filmed gay love story that could even be called good. When you have never seen your emotions depicted on screen other than as dirty or tangential or cause for a joke, anticipating something like Brokeback Mountain, in which your emotions are promised to be treated with respect and truth—well, that kind of anticipation is palpable. It can lead to countdowns on gay.com.

UPDATE:

I guess the column has struck a chord. The comments are many, and it’s #1 on the Maisonneuve website.

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January 13, 2006
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