Clever or not, these two items landed in my inbox this week. Apparently plenty of folks are amusing themselves with the Brokeback poster.
Towleroad has early word that Oprah has agreed to do a special Brokeback show! No info on scheduling yet. And the movie vaults back into the top ten on only 269 screens.
A couple blogger reviews:
Tom Coates of Plasticbag.org offers a thoughtful review: “…while watching the fear on Heath Ledger’s face about being exposed and revealed, I could see the anxiety on the face of an ex-boyfriend about any display of affection in public. He lived in fear of public hassle or approbrium – a fear that I’d like to say was unjustified, but cannot. My own lack of fear is probably more an artifact of years of anger and frustration than it is because I experience no threat. There’s something here that’s still more resonant today than many people understand.”
Lady Bunny gives her straight up analysis of whether or not the film portrayed gay relationships accurately: “Well, even though it was set in the past, a few things are still true today. Society doesn’t make it easy to come out and express your true feelings for someone of the same sex. And gays get killed by straights. My impression was that Jake was the gayer of the two. Even though Heath fucked is wife in the butt (once), he obviously fucked her in the cunt at least twice cuz they had brats.”