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.