Author Topic: Brokeback Mountain was not the first Wyoming story about homophobia  (Read 5493 times)

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Re: Brokeback Mountain was not the first Wyoming story about homophobia
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2007, 11:31:44 pm »
Lee the story is so beautiful I still can't believe it.
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Re: Brokeback Mountain was not the first Wyoming story about homophobia
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2007, 11:37:44 pm »
Me either!!!!

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Re: Brokeback Mountain was not the first Wyoming story about homophobia
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2007, 04:06:50 pm »
Has native been made into a movie?

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Re: Brokeback Mountain was not the first Wyoming story about homophobia
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2007, 06:12:29 pm »
Wow! I can't believe I haven't come across this thread (or post, as it was until FRiend Lee's reply this month!) until now; it certainly feels like a welcome surprise and a blast from the past all at once. I'm replying so I can find it more easily in future...this novel and writer sound quite interesting (did anyone else notice Mr. Henderson was born in Syracuse, New York [Tim, are you reading this?]?), and the novel's publication does indeed predate that of 'Brokeback Mountain' by about four years.

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Re: Brokeback Mountain was not the first Wyoming story about homophobia
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2007, 06:25:34 pm »
Did Wyoming refuse Native??

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Re: Brokeback Mountain was not the first Wyoming story about homophobia
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2007, 06:26:42 pm »
If they had any taste they did, it's a lousy book.
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Re: Brokeback Mountain was not the first Wyoming story about homophobia
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2007, 06:31:12 pm »
I do n;t know that there has been an effort to make it into a movie, Artiste, and I cna't really speak to weather or not the state refused it, as I don't live there. I did read the book, someone recomented it to me on the Proulx website back when they had a forum. It was an interesting read, but it was no Brokeback.

Now as for Brokeback Mountain, Proulx has maintained it is a story about the effects of rural homophobia, but I think the movie made it much more, it carried us beyond that.

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Re: Brokeback Mountain was not the first Wyoming story about homophobia
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2007, 06:41:20 pm »
 The state has more authors per capita, and more serious readers per capita then any other state. A book that sells 10000 copies in Wyoming would be a book that is considered a phenomenal bestseller.

You all forget, the population is about 420, 000 and it's the size of the UK with it's remaining dependencies. And what, aren't a third Native Americans?

They read up there. Hell they even think I'VE got possibilities  up there.

I got ahold of this a few days ago, it's not Brokeback. But then nothing is. That's why BB is BB.
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Re: Brokeback Mountain was not the first Wyoming story about homophobia
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2007, 09:30:55 am »
Now as for Brokeback Mountain, Proulx has maintained it is a story about the effects of rural homophobia, but I think the movie made it much more, it carried us beyond that.
Absolutely, and this is one reason that the film has resonated so deeply and lastingly for so many of us.

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Re: Brokeback Mountain was not the first Wyoming story about homophobia
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2007, 09:52:42 am »
Annie Proulx is so modest and self-effacing. I take everything she says with a grain of salt. Brokeback Mountain is so much more than that. To me it is on a par with Homer (and I don't mean Homer Simpson!!)

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