Brokeback to the Future

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Move over Kirk and Spock, Magnum PI and Higgins, and Felix and Oscar, there's a new love that dare not speak its name.

Via Robert James Bidinotto (via Instapundit) comes the trailer for the next great gay cowboy epic: Brokeback to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd.

View it here.

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  1. Why does the future hate Fox and Lloyd’s forbidden love so much?

  2. Beautiful!
    I want to post it at Free Republic to watch their heads explode. They’ll be talking about how the homosexual agenda has now set its culture-destroying sights on science fiction…

  3. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! I love it! Just as good as the trailer that made “The Shining” look like a feel-good-family-comedy.

  4. I love it. Simply love it.

  5. Any ideas on how to work Mohammed into this poignant love story?

  6. They’ll be talking about how the homosexual agenda has now set its culture-destroying sights on science fiction…

    Too late… Both Babylon 5 and Star Trek DS9 had characters who had homosexual trysts.

  7. Let’s see…flux capacitor…fluxing…oh yeah.

  8. Akira, I loved The Shining one. Definitely the feel-good movie of the year!

  9. Akira,
    Do you remember the furor when Dax kissed a girl? That was my first real understanding, the first time I truly got a glimmer what the Christian right was gearing up to do: move the gay issue to Issue One in the culture wars. Scary, scary people.

  10. In your list of on-screen gay love affairs, you forgot George Costanza’s man-love for a she-Jerry.

  11. Do you remember the furor when Dax kissed a girl? That was my first real understanding, the first time I truly got a glimmer what the Christian right was gearing up to do: move the gay issue to Issue One in the culture wars. Scary, scary people.

    Yeah! There was also the Susan Ivanova/Talia Winters sleep over. We didn’t see anything happen, but JMS more or less said that they got it on.

  12. And god bless ’em all for getting it on. Here’s to future sci-fi hottie get-togethers.

    The trailer is brilliant!

  13. That was the most beautiful evocation of forbidden love that I have ever seen. Thank you.

  14. Seems there’s a group making this same sort of thing for a while buncha movies. My favorite is the one for Se7en:

    http://www.ebaumsworld.com/videos/seven-recut.html

  15. hahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks Nick, I needed a good laugh

  16. Great Scott!!

    I guess if pull enough footage from anything, you can create a homosexual theme.

    Nick, I’ve noticed that you like to make posts that suggest that alot of popular movies are potentially hiding (or advocating) gay themes. Are you just trying to shake things up, or do you think they are actually there?

  17. The whole daddy/son, Parkinson’s disease/Fester Adams vibe is so hot. I am stickin a lite bulb in my mouth now! Anyone for cam2cam?

  18. Move over Kirk and Spock, Magnum PI and Higgins, and Felix and Oscar, there’s a new love that dare not speak its name.

    With all respect, if there was a relationship, it was between Spock and Bones!

    Captain Kirk never showed much interest in the goings on of men, but if there were any super hot space babes about, he always made time for some action. …And who do you think it was that made mini-skirts mandatory?

  19. We’re going to see Brokeback Mountain tonight. I’ll tell you what I thought about it when we get back from it.

  20. And for all these years I’ve thought the preeminent homoerotic relationship on television was Bert and Ernie.

    I wonder how the wingnuts have missed the character Pleakley from “Lilo and Stitch, The Series” on Disney Channel. Pleakley in the movie is pretty clearly male. In the series, he starts to prefer to wear women’s clothing. The subtext becomes quite obvious in the episode in which he tries to fool his mother that he’s married. It includes a line in which he tells his mother he’ll go back to wearing men’s clothing and a lie detector goes off. I suppose Disney figures they bought a lot of fundie goodwill with the Narnia movie.

  21. My thoughts on Brokeback Mountain:

    First of all, let’s note that its a film full of heartache and heartbreak. Suppressed emotions and passion run rampant throughout the film and this allows us to feel the lonliness the two characters experience in their everyday lives. Indeed, seperation and distance are paramount characteristics of the film, and these twin evils gnaw on one’s mind throughout the film. The movie also appropriately dealt with fear as much as it did with love and heartache – fear of discovery, fear of a violent end at the hands of bigots, etc.

    I was quite impressed with Heath Ledger’s performance (I can’t believe I wrote that) – his portrayal of despair, fear and ultimately undivided and unending love deserves the Oscar nod he got. Jake Gyllenhaal – who has been in a number of movies I’ve liked – also deserves an Oscar nomination, though he plays a very different character – a man ultimately willing to take risks that Ledger’s character feared.

    The film is many things, social commentary is what might immediately come to mind for many I suspect, but its so universal, so geared to the human soul, no matter the “nature” of that soul, that one can also simply call it a tragic love story in the tradition of Tristan and Iseult, the less happy works of Chretien de Troyes, the lives of Abelard and Heloise, etc.

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