Heath Ledger (1979-2008)
So me and my friend Janice were talking about Heath Ledger the other night and of course, Brokeback Mountain came up.
She was telling me how great the movie was. Oh, I don't doubt it. It was critically acclaimed and received Academy Award nominations for Best Motion Picture and Best Supporting Actor for Heath, among other nods.
But of course, like every freaking straight dude I know, I haven't seen it. To be honest, I wouldn't fault any dude if they did see it. Just like I've put No Country For Old Men and Juno on my list this year, I usually want to see Award-nominated flicks to see what the buzz is about for myself.
Let's face it, guys. We've all see dudes kiss. Wether it be watching The Real World or being blind-sided around the city. The difference is, we usually don't plan on seeing it. I remember telling my ex, "it's one thing to be cool with dudes at the job, but I wouldn't willingly go chill with a bunch of F.I.T. students other than my dude, Ali. (PAUSE!) But I'm thinking, now with Heath deceased, are any of you guys thinking about watching the flick? You know his work is about to be studied like crazy now and The Dark Night, in which he plays the joker, is about to be the year's biggest blockbuster. It's on HBO On Demand now, but you know what, there are certain things you just want to keep on record. And I like saying, "no, I've never seen Brokeback ot The Titanic."
So fellers, keep it funky. Which one of you has seen it? And ladies, do you know men who have admitted to seeing it, perhaps while trying to impress you with their sensitive sides? Speak on it!