The short story “Brokeback Mountain” by Annie Proulx is one of the most deeply emotional, heartfelt stories of all time, and it’s irrelevant that the two main characters are even gay. It is a story about two people who deeply love each other and who suffer horribly, because they are prevented by the social mores of the time, from being together.
The film, directed by Ang Lee was equally gut wrenching. When I went to see it, and I have seen it two or three times, lots of men in the audience were crying, and since they seemed to be with their girlfriends, presumably they were straight. Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhall, besides being terrific actors, are beautiful men, but I bet David Davis is too stupid to appreciate any of this. He meant the whole thing as a slight, thus showing himself up as an illiterate blockhead.
It is depressing to realise that some politicians are so ignorant and insensitive. When David Davis was running for Party Leader against David Cameron, his female supporters sported T shirts on large chests, bearing the slogan “It’s DD for me!”. Davis himself subtly declared that like Heinken, he reached the parts that others could not reach.
I honestly don’t know how gay people survive the stupidity of the rest of us sometimes. Still, to quote the story, “If you can’t fix it, you gotta stand it.”