SpiritFarmer


December 13, 2005, 7:48 pm
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So, this movie I’ve never heard of, Brokeback Mountain, today received seven Golden Globe award nominations. Apparently, it’s a love story involving two cowboys – yes, cowBOYS, as in gay men. In this article, a conservative critic, David Kupelian, had this to say:

By utilizing two of the most attractive and popular young Hollywood actors for these roles in such a compelling story, they have created characters people can identify and sympathize with to sway the public into believing this is natural behavior,” said David Kupelian, author of “The Marketing of Evil: How Radicals, Elitists and Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised as Freedom.

Just to clarify, the above quote is a negative review of the movie. Apparently we can’t have attractive and popular stars in compelling stories, playing roles that people can identify and sympathize with. Hear that Hollywood? Gay characters must only be portrayed by ugly, poorly liked actors that are completely unbelievable. I mean really, we can’t all go around believing that real gay people could be attractive or popular, or have real stories worth telling, right?

It just struck me as funny, because this negative quote actually does a really good job of making it sound like it deserves the critical accolades it has received. I guess there really is no such thing as bad press, eh?

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