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Bollywood’s ‘Brokeback Mountain’

India is about to enter taboo test mode as it prepares for the release of “Dunno Y ... Na Jaane Kyun,” a film many are calling India’s “Brokeback Mountain.” It’s hoped that the film’s depiction of a gay relationship between two men will help break down social anxieties toward homosexuality.

Posted on Apr 23, 2010 READ MORE


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Hollywood’s Closet Still Closed for Business

Gus Van Sant’s “Milk” is the first major Hollywood “gay themed” film since “Brokeback Mountain,” and moreover (unlike “Brokeback”), this one is about openly gay activists, not tortured closet cases. Yet, once again, the lead gay roles couldn’t be filled by openly gay actors. What’s going on here?

Posted on Nov 26, 2008 READ MORE


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‘Brokeback Mountain’ Goes Operatic

“Brokeback Mountain” is heading to the opera. The short story by Annie Proulx that inspired Ang Lee’s 2005 big-screen love story between cowboys Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist will be adapted for the New York City Opera by Charles Wuorinen, according to Variety, and is slated to premiere in all its operatic glory in the spring of 2013.

Posted on Jun 9, 2008 READ MORE


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China Censors Ang Lee’s Speech

Government television cut out Lee’s mention of gays and lesbians as well as his thank you to China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Homophobia is alive and well in Communist China. Maybe the Christian right should move there.

Posted on Mar 7, 2006 READ MORE


Gore Vidal on The Academy Awards, Sexuality and Politics

In a Truthdig interview with Sheerly Avni,  Gore Vidal weighs in on this year’s Academy Awards competition, Ang Lee’s “Brokeback Mountain,” and Truman Capote’s Proust complex.

Posted on Mar 3, 2006 READ MORE


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Gore Vidal on ‘Capote,’ ‘Brokeback Mountain’—and Why ‘Match Point’ Is the Best Picture of 2005

In a Truthdig interview, America’s most celebrated man of letters weighs in on this year’s Best Picture nominations and recalls his own encounters with Truman Capote. (Or, listen to an expanded podcast version.)

Posted on Mar 3, 2006 READ MORE


Gore Vidal on ‘Capote,’ ‘Brokeback Mountain’—and Why ‘Match Point’ Is the Best Picture of 2005

In a Truthdig interview, America’s most celebrated man of letters weighs in on this year’s Best Picture nominations and recalls his own encounters with Truman Capote. (Or, listen to an expanded podcast version.)

Posted on Mar 3, 2006 READ MORE


Oscars Special Coverage
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The Oscars Uncovered

Sheerly Avni picks the brains of smart cinephiles for Truthdig’s special coverage of the Academy Awards.



Vidal on Film
Sheerly Avni-“Gore Vidal on ‘Capote,’ ‘Brokeback Mountain’—and Why ‘Match Point’ Is the Best Picture of 2005”


Worthy, but Not Great
Sheerly Avni-Renowned film critic David Thomson speaks with Avni about this year’s crop of issue-driven movies.


Pity the Fool
Sheerly Avni -Paul Provenza, director of the gleefully obscene “The Aristocrats,” explains why Hollywood doesn’t get the joke.

Posted on Feb 28, 2006 READ MORE


Down to the Wire

Posted on Feb 27, 2006 READ MORE


Year of the Queer

Year of the Queer: Hollywood and Homosexuality

Truthdig’s Larry Gross, a pioneer in the field of gay studies, argues that for all the hoopla surrounding “Brokeback Mountain” and this year’s spate of gay-themed films, there is little about them that upends Hollywood conventions or challenges popular ideas about homosexuality. “Hollywood and much of the media may be awash in liberal self-congratulation,” Gross writes, “but they—and we—are also soaking in the familiar hypocrisy of homophobia.” Update: Down to the Wire

Posted on Feb 27, 2006 READ MORE


Groundhog Day at the White House

Cheney’s Brief Appearance, Return to Secure Location May Mean Six More Weeks of Winter

Posted on Feb 4, 2006 READ MORE


Brokeback to the Future

Brokeback to the Future

Check out this hilarious mash-up of “Back to the Future” and “Brokeback Mountain.” | video

Posted on Feb 4, 2006 READ MORE



From indiewire.com

Don’t Believe the Hype

“Brokeback Mountain” may be topping the Oscar charts, but its success has just as much to say about America’s homophobic tendencies as it does our homophilic ones.
Check back Wednesday for a major new essay on that topic by Truthdig’s Larry Gross, a pioneer in the field of gay and lesbian studies.

Posted on Jan 31, 2006 READ MORE



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Love and Loss on Brokeback Mountain

“Brokeback Mountain,” winner of four Golden Globes, including Best Dramatic Film, goes beyond gay issues to not only break your heart but wring your soul.

Posted on Dec 9, 2005 READ MORE


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