December 15, 2005, - 3:42 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
I planned to post a review of “Bareback Mountain,” . . . er, “Brokeback Mountain,” the gay cowboy romance movie, today. Only I can’t.
I went to the screening, last night, only to be turned away despite reservations. Why? Gay activists, gay non-activists, and other sundry gays had been camping out at the theater all day–for hours to see this movie. And they took my seat. This movie is apparently the Xbox 360-esque craze of the gay community, this season.
So, sorry, no review for now. Not that you care much for hearing about a gay cowboy romance. Do you? FYI, this is just one of several gay-centric or tranny movies, this month. It’s just a tad disproportionate compared to straight movies. No wonder box office receipts in 2005 are down.
Maybe that has something to do with the disappearance of masculine, straight cowboys–and masculine, straight men–from the silver screen.
Tags: Bareback Mountain, Brokeback Mountain, Gay