Monday, March 06, 2006
Get over it, Brokeback Mountain
...you lostHere's the first whinny article.
But I have a bone to pick (pardon the pun) with the logic. See, Hoffman, who played Capote, won best actor. The problem with saying Brokeback
didn't win because it was gay sort of flies right out the window, then. Capote was GAY gay. He was Liberace gay. He was Ace and Gary gay.
In fact, I might go so far as to say the reason it got all the press in the first place was not because it was a good movie, but because it was gay. No one could say they didn't like it, or they were gay bashing. See Gene Shalit, if you don't agree. It was a lot like Passion of the Christ, in that respect.
So it might be argued, by someone far more cynical than I am, that the only reason Ang Lee won best director was to deflect some of this talk.
But I will leave that to someone more cynical.