Although the conservative christian movement was resolved not to protest Brokeback Mountain lest it raise visibility and increase sales, the men over at Concerned “Women” for American can’t help themselves.
CWA’s Ben Frichtl contrasts Chonicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe with Brokeback Mountain and tries to draw some cultural relevance from the projected disparity in box office:
“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, in contrast to Brokeback Mountain, is not only a ripping good story, but its heart is the basic Christian theme of Divine sacrifice and redemption,” Knight said. “That’s why it will make zillions while Brokeback will impress the critics and some fringe audiences in urban centers, but that’s about it.
Zillions. That’s a lot of dollars, Ben.
And Brokeback only will play to some fringe audiences? Not even all of the fringe audiences? And only in urban centers?
Hyperbole aside, what will Ben say if Brokeback does better than expected? Or if Narnia’s sales come in less than that anti-Christian witchcraft movie, Harry Potter? Somehow I’m not expecting a retraction.