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Posted: 1/7/2006 5:49:47 AM EDT
news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=2621&ncid=2621&e=15&u=/eo/20060107/en_movies_eo/18098

GLAAD Mad at Shalit's "Brokeback"

Breakdown By Sarah Hall
Fri Jan 6, 7:44 PM ET



For the most part, the critics agree that Brokeback Mountain is one of the year's most commendable films.

Then there's Gene Shalit's point of view.

The veteran Today show critic has been taken to task by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation over his negative review of the gay cowboy western, in which he referred to Jake Gyllenhaal's character, Jack, as a "sexual predator" who "tracks Ennis down and coaxes him into sporadic trysts."

The group claimed that Shalit's statements, delivered during his "Critic's Choice" segment on Thursday's Today show, promoted "defamatory anti-gay prejudice to a national audience," and criticized NBC News for providing the eccentric critic with a platform from which to air his views.

"Shalit's bizarre characterization of Jack as a 'predator' and Ennis (Heath Ledger) as a victim reflects a fundamental lack of understanding about the central relationship in the film and about gay relationships in general," GLAAD said in a statement. "It seems highly doubtful that Shalit would similarly claim that Titanic's Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) was a 'sexual predator' because he was pursuing a romantic relationship with Rose (Kate Winslet)."

GLAAD demanded an apology from both Shalit and NBC News and urged supporters to contact the network and complain.

In addition to offering his searing analysis of the romantic relationship between the lead characters, Shalit commended Ledger's performance in Brokeback and allowed that the film had a "few dramatic peaks." He concluded that Ang Lee's much-nominated oeuvre was "wildly overpraised, but not by me."

"Shalit has every right as a film critic to criticize Brokeback Mountain," GLAAD retorted. "But his baseless branding of Jack as a 'sexual predator' merely because he is romantically interested in someone of the same sex is defamatory, ignorant and irresponsible."

The group reported on its Website that GLAAD representatives had spoken with a Today show producer, who promised to bring their concerns to Shalit's attention.

While Shalit may not be a Brokeback fan, his colleagues in critique have clamored to commend the cowboy drama.

To date, the film has been named Best Picture by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the New York Film Critics Circle and deemed one of the year's 10 best films by the American Film Institute and the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

The kudos don't stop there--Brokeback is up for eight Critic's Choice Awards, seven Golden Globes, a Writers Guild Award, a Producers Guild Award, a Directors Guild Award and four Screen Actors Guild Awards, to name a few. And that's before nominations for the Academy Awards are announced on Jan. 31.

Link Posted: 1/7/2006 5:55:56 AM EDT
Boy, they'll jam that GAY down yer throat any way they can.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 5:56:14 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 5:58:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Miss_Magnum:

Originally Posted By glklvr:
The veteran Today show critic has been taken to task by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation over his negative review of the gay cowboy western, in which he referred to Jake Gyllenhaal's character, Jack, as a "sexual predator" who "tracks Ennis down and coaxes him into sporadic trysts."

"It seems highly doubtful that Shalit would similarly claim that Titanic's Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) was a 'sexual predator' because he was pursuing a romantic relationship with Rose (Kate Winslet)."

"Shalit has every right as a film critic to criticize Brokeback Mountain," GLAAD retorted. "But his baseless branding of Jack as a 'sexual predator' merely because he is romantically interested in someone of the same sex is defamatory, ignorant and irresponsible."





It wasn't that he criticized the movie, it was that he labeled Jack in Brokeback Mountain as a sexual predator when he is mirroring the actions of Jack in Titanic.... and yet there was no mention of the latter Jack being a sexual predator.





Not this shit again.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 6:00:14 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 6:00:55 AM EDT
Brokebutt Mountain!
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 6:03:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2006 6:03:37 AM EDT by Hellhound]

Originally Posted By mattimeo:

Originally Posted By Miss_Magnum:

Originally Posted By glklvr:
The veteran Today show critic has been taken to task by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation over his negative review of the gay cowboy western, in which he referred to Jake Gyllenhaal's character, Jack, as a "sexual predator" who "tracks Ennis down and coaxes him into sporadic trysts."

"It seems highly doubtful that Shalit would similarly claim that Titanic's Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) was a 'sexual predator' because he was pursuing a romantic relationship with Rose (Kate Winslet)."

"Shalit has every right as a film critic to criticize Brokeback Mountain," GLAAD retorted. "But his baseless branding of Jack as a 'sexual predator' merely because he is romantically interested in someone of the same sex is defamatory, ignorant and irresponsible."





It wasn't that he criticized the movie, it was that he labeled Jack in Brokeback Mountain as a sexual predator when he is mirroring the actions of Jack in Titanic.... and yet there was no mention of the latter Jack being a sexual predator.





Not this shit again.



+1

Some people doth protest TOO much. Jesus!!
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 6:04:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:

Originally Posted By Miss_Magnum:

Originally Posted By glklvr:
The veteran Today show critic has been taken to task by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation over his negative review of the gay cowboy western, in which he referred to Jake Gyllenhaal's character, Jack, as a "sexual predator" who "tracks Ennis down and coaxes him into sporadic trysts."

"It seems highly doubtful that Shalit would similarly claim that Titanic's Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) was a 'sexual predator' because he was pursuing a romantic relationship with Rose (Kate Winslet)."

"Shalit has every right as a film critic to criticize Brokeback Mountain," GLAAD retorted. "But his baseless branding of Jack as a 'sexual predator' merely because he is romantically interested in someone of the same sex is defamatory, ignorant and irresponsible."





It wasn't that he criticized the movie, it was that he labeled Jack in Brokeback Mountain as a sexual predator when he is mirroring the actions of Jack in Titanic.... and yet there was no mention of the latter Jack being a sexual predator.



Shalit reviewed Titanic? Or are these assumptions?




This is just more liberal pandering, in a sad attempt to deride the 'choices' and 'opinions' of those who choose not to align themselves with the gay agenda.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 6:04:41 AM EDT
They were SHEEPHERDERS, not COWBOYS. It's a MOVIE. Find something else to be mad about. Gene Shallit has been critisizing movie for decades. If he says it's a turd that's his OPINION.

GLAAD, go lick yourself.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 6:05:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MattyMattel:
Brokebutt Mountain!hr


I thought it was BrokeButt Mounting
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 6:06:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Pangea:
They were SHEEPHERDERS, not COWBOYS. It's a MOVIE. Find something else to be mad about. Gene Shallit has been critisizing movie for decades. If he says it's a turd that's his OPINION.

GLAAD, go lick yourself.



...thy rod and thy staff comfort me?
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 6:06:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 6:10:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Miss_Magnum:
Y'all are espousing how heterosexual and proud of it this site is and yet there are, what?.... SIX threads about a gay movie..... and all bashing gays?

Let's be honest about who's protesting too much. ::raised eyebrow::


Funny how the gays think there's a right to make a movie about anything they wish...but Shalit doesn't have the right to review it the way he wishes.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 6:11:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By desertmoon:
Boy, they'll jam that GAY down yer throat any way they can.



Start worrying when they want to shove it up your ass.....
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 6:11:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Miss_Magnum:
Y'all are espousing how heterosexual and proud of it this site is and yet there are, what?.... SIX threads about a gay movie..... and all bashing gays?

Let's be honest about who's protesting too much. ::raised eyebrow::




You shet yor mouth or we'll hang yor kweer ass!
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 6:12:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
Funny how the gays think there's a right to make a movie about anything they wish...but Shalit doesn't have the right to review it the way he wishes.



Shhh, quiet, no one wants to hear the truth.....
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 6:12:34 AM EDT
This is surprising why?
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 6:12:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:

Originally Posted By Miss_Magnum:
Y'all are espousing how heterosexual and proud of it this site is and yet there are, what?.... SIX threads about a gay movie..... and all bashing gays?

Let's be honest about who's protesting too much. ::raised eyebrow::


Funny how the gays think there's a right to make a movie about anything they wish...but Shalit doesn't have the right to review it the way he wishes.



The hand of the mighty Gay Anti-Defamation group has silenced his non-conformist opinions.

If he'd said this film was 'ground-breaking' no one would have cared what else he said.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 6:13:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Pangea:

Originally Posted By Miss_Magnum:
Y'all are espousing how heterosexual and proud of it this site is and yet there are, what?.... SIX threads about a gay movie..... and all bashing gays?

Let's be honest about who's protesting too much. ::raised eyebrow::




You shet yor mouth or we'll hang yor kweer ass!





That's so wrong...
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 6:13:46 AM EDT
what happens if i say. i think fags are deviants with screwed up morals that should all be round up and shot at point blank range with a 50 bmg?
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 6:14:46 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 6:15:04 AM EDT
I'd say a just got this thread locked.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 6:17:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Miss_Magnum:
Y'all are espousing how heterosexual and proud of it this site is and yet there are, what?.... SIX threads about a gay movie..... and all bashing gays?

Let's be honest about who's protesting too much. ::raised eyebrow::




I don't think anyone is "bashing" gays....otherwise we'd spend all day chasing Kacer and Stoner Student around and around....which most of us do NOT do....nor would we because both of them are very upstanding members (...no pun intended ) of this site. It's the fact that GLAAD and all of the other "cause of the week" folks keep jamming that shit down our throats that has us pissed off. You don't see me or the other guys ( or gals ) here running around screaming about how great it is to be "hetero" and IN FACT you don't see our gay folks running around here trying to make any of us "gay".

I think GLAAD needs to shut the hell up....and I think that's pretty much what the rest of the gang is saying, too.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 6:17:38 AM EDT
IIRC pieceofstink is a huge fan of this movie
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 6:18:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Miss_Magnum:
Y'all are espousing how heterosexual and proud of it this site is and yet there are, what?.... SIX threads about a gay movie..... and all bashing gays?

Let's be honest about who's protesting too much. ::raised eyebrow::




Maybe its representative of how fed up most are with having the homo agenda shoved on us.

I personally hate it and am among those sick and tired of it.


If you support it..........thats your prerogative.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 6:21:05 AM EDT
well i just want to be 100% perfectly clear. i am bashing gays.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 6:21:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2006 6:21:40 AM EDT by 82ndAbn]
Conduct Code violation. See post by h2o2gunr. Locked for reference. You may start another thread if you wish.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 6:23:21 AM EDT
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