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Why straight females are so moved by "Brokeback Mountain"? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2006-3-11 03:28:35 |Display all floors
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.

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Post time 2006-3-11 15:02:46 |Display all floors

Also NOT all movies which won Academy Awards are box hits !

Do you know which movie won the highest box hit and only barely won one Academy Award 2006 this year.

So Brokeback Mountain may be a hot topic in CHINA but money talks and bull**** walk.

Forget Brokeback Mountain, I will NEVER spend 20 bucks to take my girlfriend to see Brokeback Mountain. What a stupid movie, a tragic movie, a low-class bull-shit movie, an useless movie, and the worst movie !

As a Chinese, I will go to see Johnny Cash and also Crash !

I DON'T CARE TO WATCH A GAY MOVIE !

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Post time 2006-3-11 18:00:31 |Display all floors

Yawn ...

Originally posted by kanyuek at 11-3-2006 07:02 AM
Forget Brokeback Mountain, I will NEVER spend 20 bucks to take my girlfriend to see Brokeback Mountain. What a stupid movie, a tragic movie, a low-class bull-shit movie, an useless movie, and the worst movie !


Here you go dribbling again ...

Your opinion of the movie is based on what exactly? Since you will never go and see it how do you know what it is like?

So you dislike white woman and gays now?

Anyway some of us are actually capable of answering the thread ... Simba, I actually wonder if it has something to do with the actors! Many women seem to be fans of both Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger.
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Post time 2006-3-12 16:44:55 |Display all floors

is it really that strange?

if it was the other way around and the two leading actors were lesbians, I think straight guys would be the biggest fans.

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Post time 2006-3-12 17:28:14 |Display all floors

That's What I am thinking...^_^

Originally posted by otis22 at 2006-3-12 11:44
if it was the other way around and the two leading actors were lesbians, I think straight guys would be the biggest fans.

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Post time 2006-3-13 09:11:11 |Display all floors
Kanyuek, Brokeback Mountainis a hot topic not only in China, but also in US, GB, France and many other countries. If u didn't watch the movie, u don't deserve  the right to talk about it. Although the movie is about love between two men, Ang Lee aims to depict a universal  profound love, which he did.
   
      Stupid movie? If u don't care to pay a dime to watch brokeback mountain, fine, get out. Don't u think the nonsense u brought here is far far away from what afrisimba wanna say?

[ Last edited by warmsmile at 2006-3-13 05:00 PM ]

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Post time 2006-3-13 09:36:31 |Display all floors
afri-simba:
   
     I think u've got a very good point here. I heard someone questioned about the love in BW once by claiming he never heard Jack and Ennis say "I love you" to each other. By saying that, he's already  missed  the quintessence of the movie, which I am so attracted to. That's an uplifted sublime love, as you said, that can be felt even without  words.
    Since it's such a epic soul-touching love film, straight or non-straight females might all be moved as well.

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