May 9, 2006, 5:17 p.m. CST
May 9, 2006, 5:17 p.m. CST
May 9, 2006, 6:56 p.m. CST
May 9, 2006, 7:06 p.m. CST
I'll see this if it features lesbians.
May 9, 2006, 9:02 p.m. CST
Grab a brew and put your feet up, this one's gonna be a doozy.
May 9, 2006, 9:03 p.m. CST
What I find interesting is that you seem to be judging this movie with different criteria than with say, a big budget action movie that has a revenge theme like Lethal Weapon 2 or almost any Schwarzenegger movie. Why is this? Is it because the movie deals with crime on gay people? If you look at movies like I Spit On Your Grave, it's ALL ABOUT REVENGE. Did the five guys in that movie deserve to die in horriffic ways? Most film goers would say "hell yes!" But the law says "no". The desire to see judgement passed on to the "bad guys" in a fictional setting is as old as storytelling itself. I just think it's interesting that you point out that the movie exists in a world where consequesces don't matter. Dude, MOST movies exist in that world. I don't understand how a movie with gay men in it has to adhere to a different moral standard than any other movie about revenge.
May 9, 2006, 10:02 p.m. CST
But with less homosexuals. Ha Ha! I'm so clever!
May 9, 2006, 11:25 p.m. CST
Just kidding, but seriously, there's nothing wrong with not liking a bad movie, regardless of it's subject or content. "Brokeback" wasn't a bad movie. It was actually a damn good movie. If it had a woman co-starring Heath Ledger, it would've won Best Picture in a heartbeat. Gay filmmakers can make bad movies too. If people would pay less attention to where people put their junk at night and more attention to the people themselves, we wouldn't even be talking about this.
May 9, 2006, 11:26 p.m. CST
Give me a break. Why couldn't it have just been a normal guy who was a closet bigot or someone with a fucked up sexual identity, why does this shit always to so clearcut.
May 10, 2006, 2:09 a.m. CST
to propagate the stereotypes imposed on them by breeders?
May 10, 2006, 7:47 a.m. CST
the way it treats people of faith, man oh man. That's it...I'm starting the N.A.A.C.P. National Association for the Acceptance of Church People.
May 10, 2006, 8 a.m. CST
do you take all the 'high brow' assignments? You always get 'difficult' movies or arty stuff to review. You never seem to get Poseidon. Just saying is all...And yeah, I'd find this movie a lot more believeable, scary and true to life if the people who are bigots and homophobes were 'regular' because they are.
May 10, 2006, 11:25 a.m. CST
The word from a film buff who's also gay... Most gay-themed films are poorly written and pitifully acted. I know because I've seen tons of them (thanks, Netflix). They tend to be overwrought and narrowly focused. And it's not just about catering to the audience; hell I AM the audience: gay, white, and under 30. Sure, there are some notable mainstream exceptions, i.e. "Brokeback Mountain", "Boys Don't Cry" and "The Broken Hearts Club", to name a couple of favorites. Another standout is "The Dying Gaul". I don't know why gay movies tend to be cheesy, but homophobia is not the same thing as decrying a poorly-made film.
May 10, 2006, 11:28 a.m. CST
Capone, your inability to see theses characters as human is transparent and sad. This is tantamount to you defending your close-mindedness by saying you've got lots of gay friends. "Did I mention straight" - I doubt it, phobe.
May 10, 2006, 7:10 p.m. CST
Brokeback created enough controversy to force the Academy to recognize it, but too much controversy for the Academy to vote for it. If it had been a straight love story, nobody would have noticed it, and it wouldn't have gotten even a nomination.
May 11, 2006, 8:54 a.m. CST
of a hate crime. I was with a drunk gay friend on 6th Street (in Austin) when he propositioned these good ol' boys from Alabama. I thought I was about to get my ass kicked. After escaping unscathed I yelled at my friend for a while about that and it never happened again. So gay dudes, if you have straight friends respect their straightness if you want them to respect you. On a sadder note my friend died from the big A fifteen years ago. I still miss his crazy sense of humor.