January 12, 2006
Brokeback Mountain and Masculinity
Homophobia and the film Brokeback Mountain are inextricably intertwined in the media. Then Larry David of Seinfield and Curb Your Enthusiasm fame wrote a brief piece about why he wasn't going to see the film, which sparked a realization in Leonard Pitts, a syndicated columinist. In his piece below, he reflects on something that many of us who have thought about men and masculinity are aware of - a gay relationship on film not only stir-up fears about homosexuality but it also stirs-up fears about masculinity (the two, of course, are woven together).
Posted by Russell at January 12, 2006 11:07 AM