December 13, 2005

A brilliant lead paragraph

The AP tells us:
The cowboys-in-love drama "Brokeback Mountain" received a leading seven Golden Globes nominations, yet the critical favorite has an uphill trail for the Academy Awards, where a gay-themed film has never won top honors.
Yes, and there have been so many in contention in years past...

I mean, The Hours, Kiss of the Spider Woman and The Crying Game are about as close as we've ever gotten; Dog Day Afternoon and Midnight Cowboy danced right around the issue; cross-dressing comedies like Tootsie and Some Like It Hot hardly count. There aren't really even any films I can joke about having gay undertones. Well, if Brokeback does win, it's about damn time.

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