Tuesday, February 14, 2006

A BROKEBACK KIND OF VALENTINE'S DAY.

So, it’s Valentine’s Day, and I find that many gay men out there are blogging about how miserably lonely they are being single or how ignored they feel by the dudes they’re dating or truly in love with.

Ah yes...reminds me of a certain Oscar-nominated masterpiece, Brokeback Mountain. Shhh...don’t tell anyone, but I ran into an Academy voter’s DVD copy of the film and I got to see it again outside of my original trip to the theater back in December. Wow, upon a second viewing I truly realize what a great freakin’ film this truly is. The dynamic chemistry between Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) is enormously convincing and moving. I mean, really man!

I know there’s people out there who will not budge. Who will stand firm and refuse to go see this film. Extremely closed-minded straight men will stand firm against it till the day they die. Howard Stern himself, gave the film a rave review just last week, after being quite uncomfortable with the idea of having to sit through it. But he caved in, and said it was a great film that only reiterated the ridiculousness of the Right in trying to keep gays and lesbians from leading fulfilling romantic lives.

I got that other Oscar-nominated powerhouse film Crash from Netflix in my mail today. Let’s see how it holds up to the already impressive, successful, critically-acclaimed cultural juggernaut that is Brokeback Mountain.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

"Tell you what... truth is, sometimes I miss you so bad I can hardly stand it..." - Jack Twist.

4 comments:

Todd said...

I agree. A second viewing of BROKEBACK was a much more rewarding experience. Some of the anxiety of watching it the first time is gone and you can kick back and enjoy. (Does that make sense?)

ScottyFerguson said...

I'm willing to give it a second chance. I just wasn't impressed with it the first time around. Perhaps I'm jaded. Perhaps all caring has been drained from me to the point i no longer care about film? NAWWW. It was just not that great for me. I did cry at that damn shrit but... other than that I dont think the story was that interesting and I couldnt get past Ledger's Slingblade meets Tommy Lee Jones mumbles.

Bill German said...

And the best picture goes to: Crash........wait for the applause

G-Man said...

I haven't seen Brokeback yet. Not for any reason other than its been in very limited release around here, and I've actually been annoyed by all of the buzz/controversy. I definitely hope to see it before the Oscars. For what its worth, it will have to be a pretty damn good movie to beat Crash! I hope you love it as much as I did!

Being single, I didn't do much for Valentines Day. I enjoyed the fact that the gym was much deader than usual, and then had a greasy supper with my parents while watching American Idol with Mom. I refuse to let this hallmark holiday make me feel bad about being single in my life.

I did wear black on VD and kept saying "Bah humbug" when somebody wished me a Happy VD! LOL

Have a good one.