Monday, January 16, 2006

Zionists and cowboys are hot

In the movie Munich, actor Eric Bana makes Zionism sexy. He plays Avner, a former Mossad agent who becomes an assasin for mother Israel. This movie is part James Bond and part Godfather all rolled up in a quagmire of ethical questions and PTSD.

And show me a gay man who wouldn't fall in love with Jake Gyllenhaal in Brokeback Mountain. When Jake leaned back against the pickup truck in the scene where they meet for the first time I think I noticed Heath Ledger gasp. Really. I really loved this movie (although it could have been shorter) because the core of the movie was about being gay and dealing (or not) with it. It wasn't funny and it wasn't tragically about AIDS it just was about being a gay person in a time and a place where it wasn't yet cool. Bravo.

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