a blog with cultural bulimia.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Cultural moment, nonetheless.

 One side: "The movie, "Brokeback Mountain," looks set to be a fascinating cultural moment. (...) A few years back, it would have been unthinkable for bankable, heterosexual stars like Ledger and Gyllenhaal to have embraced such a venture. But they are of the generation that is mercifully over the bigotries of old Hollywood." Andrew Sullivan

Other side: "If Brokeback Mountain starred two macho, hunky, out, gay actors, it would be much less of a cultural moment, with much less chance of drawing a general audience." Email of the day at Andrew Sullivan