The Los Angeles Times critic Kenneth Turan saw Brokeback’s failure as a sign that Hollywood was not yet ready to grant the topic of homosexual love mainstream respectability.
"Despite all the magazine covers it graced, despite all the red-state theatres it made good money in, despite (or maybe because of) all the jokes late-night talk show hosts made about it, you could not take the pulse of the industry without realising that Brokeback Mountain made a number of people distinctly uncomfortable," Turan said.
Lets go round thouse points
#1) So then F9-11 won Best picture.... or right it wasn't nominated
#2) Is debatable as was the "red state" sucess of F9-11 (another Best picture winner...errr no)
#3) On this point I can't really argue with it because I don't know how many -it- movies have become the fodder of satire
#4)So a movie about to gay cowboys makes hollywood uncomfortable but a movie that we are all bigots doesn't
what does that say about Kenneth Turan's America?
"Perhaps the truth really is, Americans don’t want cowboys to be gay," said Larry McMurtry, the veteran Western writer who shared the award for best adapted screenplay.
Or maybe the movie as a story sucked.......