Monday, March 20, 2006

HOLLYWEIRD

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?

6 comments:

junebug said...

You know....I watched Crash on a long-haul flight...I've got similar feelings to you...liked it; but then and there, I had the same thoughts about Lifetime on that plane. Weird.

Anonymous said...

broakback wasnt so great, I agree with Ted Casablancas from E. Boaring and unbelievable and the only reason that it did so well was BECAUSE of the gay light storyline. Lets face it, it wasnt that great, so Im not surprised it didnt win best pic. Mistermakeup, make a better defense

Anonymous said...

are you saying that there is something going on between tom and john,,do tell...! This gal friend of yours needs more. Always thought that Tom was trying to hard to be straight. I have considered him to be our generations Rock Hudson, only when he's dying will he have the stones to come out of the closet. miss ya susan...please keep writing!

Anonymous said...

Try reading the short story by Annie Proulx. It's better than the movie.

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Aron said...

i agree crash was very lifetime!