The gays swept the Golden Globes last night, taking home Best Actor (Capote), Best Actress (Transamerica), Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Original Song (Brokeback Mountain) for all heavily gay themed performances.
Here's what the incomparable Felicity Huffman said during her acceptance of the Best Actress award for her performance as Bree in Transamerica
“I know as actors our job is usually to shed our skins but I think as people, our job is to become who we really are, and so I would like to salute the men and women who brave ostracism, alienation and a life lived on the margins to become who they really are,” the actress said, to roaring approval.”
It was an ecstatic night for your lesbian correspondents followed up by an exclusive appearance on The Temporary John McIntire Show on KDKA during the 11 PM hour.
A caller (let's call her Sue) wanted to know if I saw a comparison between Brokeback Mountain and The Crying Game (you remember the “big reveal” don't you?). She was almost rapturous describing her emotional response to the compassion and beauty of this movie's touching story about the gay experience. When I asked if she was planning to see Brokeback Mountain, she told me probably not because the gay male sex scene seemed unnatural.
Sue — you need to go see this movie. I guarantee if you had such a strong response to The Crying Game (an excellent film) that Brokeback Mountain will be a completely satisfying experience for you. Please PLEASE go see this movie.
please. I will take you to the movies AND dinner afterwards to discuss.