Wayne Besen observes some resentment brewing over the unavailability of “Brokeback Mountain,” thus far, outside of a few major cities.
Is America nearly as red-state as Hollywood seems to think? Besen says no, based on his own observations.
An article in the Sunday New York Times finds real gay cowboys in Wyoming both identifying with the struggles of the movie’s characters, and asserting that there has been improvement in their lives since the early 1980s. Among these cowboys, and in gay-tolerant urban pockets, the demand for “Brokeback” exists.
But according to these cowboys, unholy prejudice and discrimination remain the rule, not the exception, in the rural heartland.