This morning’s Drudge Report said: HOLLYWOOD ROCKED: ‘GAY COWBOY’ MOVIE BECOMES AN OSCAR FRONTRUNNER
Arriving with nudity and explicit gay sex scenes between two cowboys, UNIVERSAL/FOCUS FILMS’s BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN has quietly become an award season frontrunner, interviews with Academy members reveal.
“It could very well be the last film standing at this year’s Oscars,” a top Hollywood producer not associated with the film explained from Hollywood.
“There was not a dry eye in the house at the screening at Telluride [Film Festival in Colorado],” says the producer, who asked not to be named out of respect for the cast and crew of the producer’s own Oscar contender. “Watch it come out of the gate at the Golden Globes with super controversy.”
What are we to say?
Cinemagraphically, it may be the finest photographed, scripted, acted, edited and sound-tracked movie ever made.
I don’t know. I haven’t seen, and do not intend to.
But just as pornography isn’t elevated to art simply because it may be made with technical excellence, neither is the celebration of deviancy.
When Luther replied to Erasmus’ work on free will, he said: “your book…struck me a so worthless and poor that my heart went out to you for having defiled your lovely, brilliant flow of language with such vile stuff. I thought it outrageous to convey material of so low a quality in the trappings of such rare eloquence; it is like using gold or silver dishes to carry garden rubbish or dung.”
My heart continues to weep for our nation – and to plead for the revival we so desperately need.