Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Brokeback Hypocrisy

Last weekend, I went with my group of friends to see Brokeback Mountain at Sioux Falls' West Mall theatres. This was the first time I'd seen the movie. It certainly wasn't the "gay cowboy" movie I'd heard so many people claim it was.

After the movie, my friends and I got to discussing it and the controversy that surrounds it. A couple of us wondered if it would've been as hated by some conservatives if it was about a love affair between two women?

So, let's say, Jessica Alba and Scarlett Johansson had the main roles in a movie about two women having a secret love affair. Would there have been as much of a negative backlash against it? I can think of tons of guys I know who would want to be first in line to see it. I wonder if some of the loudest opponents of Brokeback Mountain might have sang a different tune about this movie?


Anonymous said...

So you're just figuring out that there's a double standard? Good work, Sherlock.

Haggs said...

Just figuring it out? I knew there's a double standard. This post was brought on by a conversation I had with my friends last weekend.

I never implied that this is something new I just discovered. So, thank you, for putting the "ass" into assume.