1.16.2006

Real Brokeback Mountain story - He cried

"... watching Brokeback Mountain - a controversial Oscar-tipped film about a gay
romance between a ranch-hand and a rodeo cowboy - he wept.

For Chuck went through the same struggle as the movie's characters when he realised it was the cowboys, not the cowgirls, he was attracted to.

The critically-acclaimed film, which opens nationwide next weekend and has been a
surprise hit in the States, brought back memories of gay-bashing.

So strong was the homophobia that it cast a shadow over Chuck's upbringing on a
Wyoming ranch.

"I thought it was an incredibly beautiful movie and very realistic," says Chuck. "And because it was set in the time and place where I grew up, there was a lot of things I could relate to. I knew I was different as a child, I just didn't know why.

"There were no gay role models in Wyoming back then."

Chuck runs his own ranch - the Five B - in Arizona with his long-term 32-year-old partner, Jay Barker."

see the story here ...

Thanks to The Binary Circumstance for this.

, Movies, Films, Gay, heath ledger

3 comments:

lefti said...
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Anonymous said...

FORGET EQUAL MARRIAGE... THE CONSERVATIVES ARE COMING.... IT WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE LAW OF THE LAND... YOU CAN'T DO ANYTHING PM STEPHEN HARPER IS COMING...

Rick Barnes said...

I had to delete the previous post as the html he used was messing up my page. The sneaky Liberal (He attacked Layton and Harper) and left this as a posting...calls himself lefie, here is his post reformatted

Layton is the worst kind of opportunist.... He can't even answer... but he based his attacks on this...
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