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    Sunday, January 01, 2006

    Larry David Will Not See Brokeback Mountain

    Here he tells you why.

    I love Larry, but I'm a bit conflicted about this essay. Because it seems like there's this new thing: straight guys can be homophobic as long as they "admit" they're homophobic because they fear their potential latent homosexuality. Larry is an asshole- that's what we like about him. He has issues with every group, including people like himself. So, it's hard to take it so seriously. But I wonder why it was so important to him to write that essay- I mean, it's not like the guy is publishing Op-Eds on every subject. Which makes it seem to me one of the usual "see-how-heterosexual-I-am?" homophobic rants, just taking a different tactic- I'm so heterosexual I can admit by insecurity about my sexuality, etc. Is he really more concerned about Brokeback Mountain than anything else? Or is it just easier to be funny when talking about two men having sex and the straight guy's reaction to it?

    On the other hand, maybe he's making fun of people like that.

    I don't know.

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