Army of Mom

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Coffee talk

Remember the recurring Coffee Talk on SNL with Mike Myers being the old Jewish busy-body woman who loved Barbra Streisand? I loved that one. That is sort of the inspiration for this post.

I liked Brokeback Mountain alot. It had a sad story of two men and their families that we followed through the years. I felt bad for them because they couldn't be who they wanted to be because of society and that is sad. The movies does NOTHING to glorify homosexuality despite what a lot of old bitties and old cronies may be saying around the cooler at work or the coffee shop. It actually makes it look like a pain in the butt (eww, sorry for the bad pun). But, seriously, it does nothing to make being gay look cool. The scenery and music are beautiful. The story is well told and well acted.

But, this leads me to another movie that was very controversial and was also good, but not the end-all, be-all that movie critics made it to out to be - in my opinion - The Crying Game. Yeah, it was good, but was it all it was hyped up to be? I don't think so. I think it was just the whole transvestite thing made it interesting to people. Plus, there were terrorists and explosions. I think Brokeback Mountain needed more explosions to make people comfortable with it. I just don't get it.

The Crying Game won an Oscar and Brokeback Moutnain won a Golden Globe and may be up for an Oscar, I don't know. They both deal with uncomfortable circumstances for Mr. and Mrs. America to deal with, so why was The Crying Game ok and Brokeback Mountain isn't?



  • At 7:55 AM, January 20, 2006, Blogger Jenni said…

    My guess is that neither of the guys in Brokeback look like girls. I think that one fact changes the average citizen's view of the movie. Just my $.02 for what it's worth...

  • At 10:01 AM, January 20, 2006, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Ok, I can see that. He/she/it looked like a girl and Stephen Rea promptly threw up and punched him/her/it, although I'm not sure if it was in that order. But, maybe that made it more acceptable.


    Funny that I started this conversation earlier in the day when I spent Thursday evening drinking and socializing at an AIDS fundraiser with a group of gay men.


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