Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Life Imitates South Park

There's a lot of noise on this, but not nearly enough to cause the required embarrassment to those responsible. From "Gay cowboy film tops competition at Golden Globes":
"So I want to give my first thanks to my fellow filmmakers for strengthening my faith in the power of movies to change the way we're thinking," Lee said.

Based on a short story by novelist Annie Proulx, "Brokeback" is the wrenching story of two macho cowboys who, despite themselves, begin a romance in 1963 and pursue it during stolen moments over the next two decades.
From a 1998 episode of South Park that was basically a send up of the indy film scene:
Cartman:"Naw dude, Independent films are those black and white hippy movies. They're always about gay cowboys eating pudding."
The show even features a scene from a movie with that plot device. God forbid the artsy types concentrate on making something entertaining instead of predictable drivel.

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