January 26, 2006, - 5:13 pm

Brokeback Everything Now Pervades Pop Culture

By Debbie Schlussel
We used the term “Brokeback Marketing” to describe Ford Motor Company’s waffling on whether or not to advertise in gay media. Now, USA Today has stories on the “Brokeback” phenomenon now pervading all of pop culture and the Brokeback humor. These “residuals” from the movie “Brokeback Mountain” are not a great development.
Our favorite, however, is this “Boondocks” cartoon, which we think says it all about the defining deviancy down in masculinity. Also, not a good thing.

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HA! That’s funny. I wonder how long before being a metrosexual (fag) will be the in thing. I am a slob (according to that fag show on Bravo) and will always be one. And the only bag I’m carrying on me are the ones between my legs. Oh and that broad with the Conservative T-Shirts of Reagan is cute.

KOAJaps on January 28, 2006 at 5:51 am

I think we conservatives are missing the point behind BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN. While I don’t endorse the adulterous romps of two gay sheepherders ( and the accompanying hoopla), what concerns me is a society like the one these two characters were raised in that leaves boys to fend for themselves materially and emotionally, specifically boys raised without fathers, fathers who are cold and disapproving and a crude, emotionally barren male culture that equates brutality and obscentiy with manliness. That male-bonding, camaraderie and family values that we conservatives tout, were nowhere in these men’s lonely lives. I don’t mean to sound maudlin here, and I am not excusing the havoc they brought not only into their lives but their families’,as well, but I am not without compassion and empathy – or sin, either. I would ask anyone who has seen BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN to tell me if this is how we should raise our sons, if this is how we should initiate boys into manhood. More disturbing than the homosexual acts on the mountain was the cold, loveless world beyond. I’m not here to blame society for homosexuality as much as for broken spirits.
Finally, that cartoon has no relation to the movie. The two characters were very manly and fit no preconceived notion of a homosexual.

daveb on January 31, 2006 at 12:16 am

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