Fuck everyone that has a single bad thing to say about this lovely movie.
I saw this for the first time today, having no real need to see a film that has been widely regarded as a joke. I thought myself safe in dodging the bullet that Brokeback Mountain is seen as. I had heard the notorious phrase “I can’t quit you” so many times it might as well be synonymous with “hello”. Everytime I watched an LGBT+ movie I heard the words tangled in my friend’s laughs. I laughed too, and I feel ashamed. Now I understand how ignorant every single person who mocks this movie is.
Brokeback Mountain isn’t funny, not in the slightest. It’s real. It’s stunning how they captured the hostility towards gay men. It’s ironic that the attention the movie received is eerily close to the actions they were ridiculing. Hate was shown towards a movie where hate kills everything.
Y'all need to quit bashing this movie.