The latest Hollywood blockbuster Brokeback Mountain has been released and its on the radars of a lot of people. Yesterday Milorad Ivovic published an excellent article discussing some of the issues raised, its well worth the read.
It has happened, apparently two North Queensland cinemas are not going to show Brokeback Mountain.
More interesting is a comment by the local Federal Member, saying and I’m paraphrasing here:
There are a very low number of homosexual people in North Queensland, so it won’t annoy many people that it isn’t showing.
Amazingly, he some how knows what the majority of North Queensland’s sexual orientation is and he assumes that only homosexual people would want to see a movie with homosexual people in it. By that token, surely homosexual people don’t go to the movies very often – since there are very few movies which feature a homosexual character, let alone that its part of the main story plot.
One day, maybe some people will grow a brain.