Mark Allen, Saving You $9.50

Posted in Cinema at 3:33 pm by

WFMU’s Mark Allen, commenting on “Brokeback Mountain” without once refering to Peyton Manning.

In their first encounter in the tent, with all the spastic pushing, slap-punching, violent face-butting and pants-ripping, Ledger and Gyllenhaal display the intimacy of a pair of drunken paraplegics fighting over the last belt buckle at a Western Wear closing sale. With the way these scenes have been pointlessly debated in salivating gay blogs for their poignancy or daring (nope!), I can’t imagine the horrors these images might have on impressionable gay adolescents anticipating their first dates. But hey, what’s a virgin gay sex experience without Keystone Kops-style faux-rape anyway?

It does seems as though Ang Lee has finally fulfilled the promise shown in the Party Posse’s “Drop Da Bomb” video.

3 responses to “Mark Allen, Saving You $9.50”

  1. Jesper says:

    at least one can hope that the word ‘genius’ doesn’t get used anymore in sentences featuring “ang lee” – the trailer is absolutely stunning. I think the subtitle of the film is something like ‘marlboro man – a life’

  2. Laure says:

    Gosh, that sure sounds a lot like my first time… Maybe the writer just doesn’t know a good time when he sees one!

  3. CSTB says:

    your first time fighting over a belt buckle at a Western Wear closing sale?

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