February 02, 2006

It's Quiet... Too Quiet

This may well be the funniest thing I've read all week: some folks are worried that the usual suspects (i.e. people who live outside of Manhattan and San Francisco) are suspiciously silent about their hatred and fear of the film Brokeback Mountain. No protests. No boycotts. No bombings. What's going on here? While the naive observer might conclude that the cast of Hee Haw, their brother Darrell and their other brother Darrell don't really mind all that much, others can't help but wonder what they're up to out there.

"I have to say, it seems like it's a coordinated, political strategy from the religious right," says film activist Ellen Huang.

Be very afraid...

(via Damian Penny.)

Posted by Dr. Frank at February 2, 2006 06:08 AM | TrackBack

"film activist"

Try as I might, I can't parse this.

Posted by: xmath at February 2, 2006 06:43 AM

Ah, so you have become ensnared in the progeny of my sense of the absurd and love of paradox! Excellent...

Posted by: Dr. Frank at February 2, 2006 07:14 AM

hmm, could it be that they dont give a crap about movies that they aren't going to watch...

Posted by: jimf at February 2, 2006 03:08 PM

I hate to stoke this fire (not really - it's fun), but there is just the tiniest bit of something going on there. The official word from Washington and the right seems to be "I haven't seen it". Like that's ever stopped any of these guys from commenting on content out of context before.

Perhaps word came from the top to just let this one go. "Do we want to look like total a-holes going into the midterms?"

BTW - I haven't seen it.

I plan on renting it along with a big stack of straight porn...'cause I'm all man dammit.

Posted by: Tim at February 2, 2006 06:47 PM

Perhaps so, Tim. But all I can say is, if respectful silence is the new bloviating, I'm all for it.

Posted by: Dr. Frank at February 2, 2006 07:02 PM


Posted by: Tim at February 2, 2006 08:05 PM

And toleration, apparently, is the new passive-aggression.

Posted by: John Gould at February 3, 2006 07:04 AM

don't know if you've seen this..

Posted by: fatmichael at February 3, 2006 04:44 PM

I know that there is a fair amount of unhappiness about the movie, but I'm surprised myself at how little.
Based on family/background and the fact that I'm a homeschooling father, I read a lot more christian stuff online than I might otherwise considering my own nonbelief.
Another complaint I've heard about the movie is the depiction of the family more as adventurers as opposed to the missionaries they were.
I haven't seen the movie. I don't actually care if I do as it just doesn't look like my kind of movie. Maybe the next gay cowboy movie will have some gunfights and saloon fights, because that I could get behind.

Posted by: sam at February 7, 2006 12:02 AM