Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Nuggets & Bites

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Nuggets & Bites

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"While gay rights groups are decrying [Gene Shalit's] review as a bigoted and blindsided take on [Brokeback Mountain], our gut reaction is something else entirely. Shalit is behaving in a perfectly normal fashion, if he were to have fallen completely head-over-heels in love with Ennis over the course of the screening. Think about it: who hasn't tried to convince the object of their unreciprocated affection that the new special someone in their life [is] actually an obsessive, stalking psycho. Poor Gene. The guy is a total goner for the 'outstanding' Ennis."

--Defamer.com, January 6

"I'm with Gene [Shalit]. Why did we need this film? What significance is it to our society and us? ... I never thought of gay cowboys before and I think it is a shame that I do now."

--PoliticalGateway.com commentator Bud Beck, an English teacher at Florida's Webster College, in his January 7 column

"We're to believe that Ennis and Jack went to the Wyoming wilds year after year and never touched a fishing pole? …

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