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The film is now overwhelmingly discussed in the Chinese forums, including here in China Daily forum. It is so hot a topic that no one wants to discuss "Crash" or, everyone wants to forget "Crash" (please refer to my signature, a quote from "Crash").|
Now, Americans claim Ang Lee is an American, Taiwanese claim he is a Taiwanese and mainland Chinese claim he is a Chinese... In China Daily, the discussion even developed into a political issue (http://comment.chinadaily.com.cn ... 527423&page=1).
Besides those "patriotic" enthusiasm, what else I see is that most of the "Brokeback Mountain" fans are females, I mean, women, ladies, girls...not lesbians, not gays, but straight females!!! It is this strange scenario that makes me think deeper.
Ang Lee is a great director, he did not "direct" the flow/development of the two men's story, he let it go itself instead, while he is "cold blooded" as a looker-on. The two heroes in the film are totally different form those gays in the porn gay videos, they are the same as we seen in the daily life, no girlish dresses, no girlish voice, no girlish behavious.
Why straight females are so moved by this gay story film "Brokeback Mountain"?
Let me first give my opinion.
In the film, when the two men are in love, we don't see the "bed" time scene. I think this is the key point. When they are in love, their love is sublimed. Yes, I mean their love is uplifted, uplifted from bellow the waist up to their "HEAD"!
And, this is what women actually want from love. Women hope/wish that their love can be echo back in spirit as they what they devote to men. Unfortunately, in the busy modern whirling world now, women can only be thought of when men need them under bellow the waist. So, women get what they want from the film- "Love in the Head", not love under bellow the waist.
This is my opinion on why most of the fans of the film are most women. What are yours?
PS. I am a man, a straight man. Don't be misled by my avatar. An avatar is only an avatar.