Why is America so afraid of strong gay men? It’s ok to win Oscars and awards if you’re feminine, a drag performer or a crazed murderer – or better yet, all three. But take a couple of macho gay men who actually have passionate sex on screen and what do you get: jokes, jokes and more jokes, and finally, the loss of the best picture at the Oscars.
Now don’t get me wrong, I loved Crash, but did it deserve the coveted best picture prize? No. As much as I loved the movie and it’s message, it seemed like something I would see on Lifetime. Plain and simple, Brokeback Mountain was the groundbreaking movie of the year.
In a town such as Hollywood, with its hypercritical liberal views on gays and openly gay stars, perhaps the saga of two married men carrying on a 20 year romance was a little too close to home – are you listening Mr. Cruise and Mr. Travolta?