Brokeback Mountain...  

croppedgrip 53M
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1/22/2006 5:02 am

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3/20/2006 2:28 am

Brokeback Mountain...

I saw Brokeback Mountain last night, and I woke up with a black cloud over my head this morning...

Yes, it was a finely crafted film, but God I found it depressing.

42 years on from when the two characters met, I really doubt whether the attitude to gay people (or some gay people's attitudes to each other) have changed that much.

The fact that Hollywood's portrayal of a gay scenarios seem to only come under the banner of either "camp", "ironic" or "flawed" somewhat proves my point...

First of all, when was the last time you saw a mainstream film with a major gay theme, and if you have seen one, was it positive?

If there are apparently 1 in 10 gay people in the world (and who knows how many bisexuals), it would be good to see a stronger and more positive representation.

rm_affbreak 45M
287 posts
2/12/2006 7:01 am

> when was the last time you saw a mainstream film with a major gay theme

Guess the only mainstream films with a gay theme I enjoy is lesbians doing each other .. lol

croppedgrip 53M

2/13/2006 8:42 am

I guess you're right affbreak! Though it depends on your definition of "mainstream"!

It brings to mind all those porn take-offs of regular films... "Shaving Ryan's Privates" etc etc.

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