“If you’re a straight guy playing a gay role, you get rewarded for that. If you’re a gay man and you want to play a straight role, you don’t get cast
romance from the point of view of a guy struggling with his sexual orientation. The New York Times declared it “the first Hollywood movie to unmask the homoerotic strain in American culture”, while Rolling Stone said it was “an eye-opener”.
Suddenly everyone was looking for the next Brokeback. An adaptation of Patricia Nell Warren’s novel The Front Runner, a longtime a pet project of Paul Newman in which an Olympic coach falls for his star
Rupert Everett, GBF: My Best Friend’s Wedding
Star cross’d cowboys: Brokeback Mountain
Political capital: Milk