Friday, November 18, 2005

Jake Gyllenhaal: Yeah, right

Jake Gyllenhaal is on the cover of Details magazine this month to promote the gay cowboy flick Brokeback Mountain. Here's the quote on the cover:

"I approached Brokeback Mountain believing these guys are actually straight guys who fall in love"

'My character is not gay...and neither
is his boyfriend'

Erm...okay... I wonder what the definition of straight is these days. Has it changed? Or have the studio bosses told Jake to start saying rubbish like that lest his female public does not think he is actually...what's the word?... gay?


Marty Grimes said...

From Marty's Musings:

Take your man to see Brokeback Mountain!

Your husband, boyfriend or date needs to see Brokeback Mountain. You must insist that he see this movie. Beg. Plead. Withhold sex. Do whatever you need to do. Watching two cowboys get it on will do him good.

If he resists, drop this line on him: “I’d wonder about the sexuality of a man who isn’t secure enough to watch a gay-themed movie.” In a world where straight men have evolved to be cool with pedicures, moisturizer and plucking their eyebrows, they can certainly get over their issues with a little same sex nookie on the big screen.

Yeah, sure, he laughs at Will & Grace, but his queasiness with male affection is why Will has had about as much on-screen romance as Jessica Fletcher. We’ll never have a truly open society until straight men get over their visceral reactions to seeing two men kissing.

Most people, especially men, are still way too hung up over man-on-man action. Heath Ledger, who plays the role of Ennis, knows why some men are uncomfortable with the movie. “I suspect it’s a fear that they are going to enjoy it,” he told Newsweek. “They don’t understand that you are not going to become sexually attracted to men by recognizing the beauty of a love story between two men.” Ladies, give your man permission to shed his macho veneer for two hours. And bring enough tissue for both of you.

The buzz is that this is a universal story of love that anyone can appreciate. You don’t have to be gay to relate to a gay love story any more than you have to be straight to cry at the end of Titanic. I didn’t watch As Good As It Gets just to see Greg Kinnear play the prototypical gay neighbor. I’m gay, but I could relate when Harry and Sally. Jerry Maguire had me at hello too.

In Details magazine, Jake Gyllenhaal, who plays Jack, observes that the movie would have made just as much sense if his character had been a woman. Yes, but I’ve seen that movie—about a thousand times. It’s our turn.

I’m so excited about this movie, I can hardly see straight. Yes, I want to see some hot, steamy love scenes, but even more than that, I want to see your boyfriend cry.

iluvJakeGyllenhaal said...

Jake Gyllenhaal's character, Jack Twist from Brokeback Mountain, is not gay and neither is his boyfriend, Heath Ledger; as Ennis Delmar! If you actually watched the movie and payed attention it was during the summer when they met and they worked up on Brokeback Mt. herding sheep and they fell in love! and if payed attention after their first hookup in the tent Ennis and Jack told eachother that it was a one shot thing and that they were'nt "queer"
so maybe you might want to watch the movie 3 or 4 times before you judge someones character or the actor themselves!
i love you Jake Gyllenhaal,