Friday, December 09, 2005

Cowboys in love.

I don't normally give too much thought to boys kissing. To be totally honest, I don't think too much about anyone kissing, unless they're kissing me, and let's face life just isn't that exciting lately. And sometimes I think about kissing Mike Rowe, but I'm not sure my stalkerish fantasies count.

So anyway, I watched this special on VH1 about the making of Brokeback Mountain, which, if you've been living on Mars or something, is a story about two men who fall in love. Those men are played by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal. I have loved Jake since The Good Girl, where I totally thought he was brilliant. I've never had much of an opinion about Heath, but my mom really loved him in that movie where he played a knight or whatever. Maybe a singing knight? I can't remember.

Anyway...back to boys kissing. So, during the special they made a real big deal about all the love scenes in the movie, and how "everyone's talking" about them and how "authentic" they are. Well, duh! I mean, it's a love story, right? So, shouldn't there be a love scene or five? But despite all that, I was a little worried that the scenes would be stupid or awkward or somehow designed for a cheap thrill or even worse, glossed over and not dealt with in a deep or meaningful way. And, I haven't seen the movie yet obviously, but from the footage they showed on the special, it seems like both the love story and the physical relationship between the men is really treated beautifully and honestly. I am excited to see it...but I think I'll wait until after exams because it seems like it could be really emotionally draining and will probably make me cry and think about my own lack of true love and whatnot which will in turn cause me to write really maudlin blog posts that will make you all send me emails telling me to cheer up and keep on truckin'. I don't know why I felt the need to write this. Maybe exams are affecting my mind.
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