Sunday, June 18, 2006

Brokeback Nuthin'

For a movie that supposedly proved that Hollywood had finally come of age in its positive and touching representation of a gay love story, I have only one thing to say about Brokeback Mountain, which I saw last night:

Where the naked men at?

Hellooo?! If Brokeback supposedly proved that Hollywood is now so au courant as to treat male and female/hetero and homo relationships seriously and equitably, how come the only people who get naked in Brokeback Mountain are the two FEMALE costars?!!?

Think of how ridiculous it is: "A beautifully-crafted movie about two cowboys falling in love and their multiple, passionate and tender meetings over the course of twenty years atop Brokeback Mountain. Contains Nudity." To which characters would you imagine the "nudity" would refer? OBVIOUSLY it refers to their WIVES! Of course!

Other than that irritant, the movie was fine. Not necessarily Best Picture fine, but certainly Heath Ledger Best Actor fine. {Neither of which won in real life anyway.) All I'm sayin' is: if you're going to do a movie about a love story spanning 20 years and you're going to have naked people, it really ought to be Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal doing the nakedness. One woman's opinion.

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