Monday, January 16, 2006

Brokeback Mountain

This weekend I saw Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain - or as Adam calls it - "Bareback Mountain". In all seriousness, I am very glad this movie was made. There has been quite a lot of buzz in regards to the film's homosexual storyline. This film goes so far beyond mere homosexuality, to get hung up on that issue is just plain ignorant. This movie truly transcends all stereotypes. The world simply isn't black and white. It's important not to try and put every little thing into its own box and label it. This truly is an amazing film and one of the most beautiful love stories.

The scenery is absolutely fucking breathtaking, and there are lessons to be learned. You cannot stop your heart. You cannot persuade it to feel something it won't. To do so is to sell yourself short and to deny yourself something that no god should: love. We should all be able to live the lives we want to live - the lives we need to live - without fear of judgment or persecution. Each of our lives are far too precious and much too short. It tears me up to think that there are so many people who do not - who cannot - be true to themselves. I can think of no greater injustice!

Please go see this powerful movie, but most importantly, live and let live.


Anonymous cin xxx said...

AMEN... thank you for that. it is far beyond a gay cowboy flick and i think EVERYONE should see it... but i know not everyone would 'get it'.....

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