55. Brokeback Mountain

Chris and Kaylia talk about the “gay cowboy” movie that was so much more… We discuss how it holds up in a post marriage-equality world, whether the parodies were helpful or harmful, the symbolism of cultivation, and much much more. Plus some trivia that is sure to make you snicker.

Brokeback Mountain” is a short story by American author Annie Proulx. It was originally published in The New Yorker on October 13, 1997, for which it won the National Magazine Award for Fiction in 1998. Proulx won a third place O. Henry Award for the story in 1998.

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Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 American Neo-Western romantic drama film directed by Ang Lee and produced by Diana Ossana and James Schamus with a screenplay was written by Ossana and Larry McMurtry. The film stars Heath LedgerJake GyllenhaalAnne Hathaway, and Michelle Williams and depicts the complex emotional and sexual relationship between two American male cowboys named Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist in the American West from 1963 to 1983.

This Pages and Popcorn Podcast episode was produced by Kaylia Metcalfe and featured “Pages and Popcorn Podcast Theme” / M.D. Arms

Special Guest

Chris Jarvis

Gay – Activist – Writer –
Atheist – Married – Ordained Minister – Loudmouth Truth Seeker

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Book and movie recap runs from 2.40 – 13.07

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Music and Lyrics

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Published by kayliametcalfe

Queer,loudmouth,skeptical-agnostic-pagan,book addict,coffee lover,wine drinker, SAHM,writer,editor,producer,podcaster. -She/her

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