About Life ... Sobre a vida ...

We all breath, cry, feel lonely, love regardless of our race, gender or orientation. We all crave the human touch at some stage in our lives, someone to hold, someone to simply be there for us during our moments of need. After all, everyone in this life deserves "happiness". In the form that corresponds our personal point of view...

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Brokeback Mountain

Since the 50's, many things have changed in the movie industry. Prejudices and taboos have been overcome and defeated little by little. The movies have taken baby steps almost by the decade.

At the 50's imagine that every bathroom didn't have a toilet seat. It just had a bath tub and a sink and ththhhh.. That's all folks. Depicting every day life in the big screen, or better, every aspect of it, good or bad, right or faulty, wasn't the main intention of film making. For those who have watched Pleasantville, I invite them to recall the relationship of ma' and pa', even their separate beds.

Since then, gradually every aspect of life was introduced in the films. Family problems, sexual problems, rapes, mental health problems with a far more better approach than before and as time went by many other subjects were added that were considered a taboo in the past.

I mean, who could imagine that a film like Brokeback Mountain could win 4 Golden Globes, considering its "strange" and for the sake of censorship, "forbidden" story.

But hey, the world goes on, each and everyone of us goes on. And films like Brokeback Mountain, even if I didn't watch it yet, are a vaulting horse for us to meet and get acquainted with a so called "another orientation". Yet that "other" orientation can also have and feel the serious and precious values of love and devotion too. Just because love is a feeling; everybody is capable of having it; it doesn't depend on the sex of the parts who live it; and a feeling has many aspects and many ramifications.


Blogger James Bailey said...

I like the new look of your blog :-)

Regarding "Brokeback Mountain", I think it is good it won so many Golden Globe awards. Not only because the movie is one of the best ones released this year, but it also brings to the fore the reality of gay love. Not all gay people are limp wristed, glomesh handbag carriers with "ohhh daaaaaaaaarling", as seems to be portrayed in other movies. A perception that has worked against the gay community for many years. Hopefully it will break down some of the misconceptions.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 10:37:00 PM  
Blogger Wanderer said...


Tuesday, January 17, 2006 11:09:00 PM  

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