Autopsy of an Audience
From what I hear it's women who are seeing Brokeback Mountain. Some drag their husbands to see it with them.
My employer saw it, at the insisstence of his wife. He's caught some derisive comments for it, believe me. One of the advantages of working in a politically incorrect engineering firm is being able to
He tells us that every guy in there was sitting next to a woman (or at least a guy in drag).
Why? Seems the women want to see a 'sensitive love story' no matter what.
I wonder if the women would enjoy Brokenheart Mountain? It's the same story, but told from the women's point of view where their marriages are cold and listless. Somethings missing but they just can't put their finger on it.
How about Brokentaboo Mountain. Same story, except the sheepranchers are buggering the sheep. Every year they take a 'fishing trip' and go back and bugger some more sheep. This can be tender and loving right? Just play the right music and you'll 'feeeeeel' the sympathetic feelings the music creates no matter what is taking place on the screen.
Why not a tender 1950's love story about a white guy who marries but has a black lover on the side? Forget about his wife, play the right music and with the right editing of the scenes, everyone who sees it will feel sorry for the guy since he's portrayed as the victim.
You know, every guy out there today, who is cheating on his wife is a victim? Just play the right music and take this piece of propaganda to its logical conclusion.
Back to the title. After reviewing all that I know about this I've concluded that anyone who sees it and feels sorry for the sheepranchers is a simp and is easily manipulated.