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10/16/2007

Video: Jake, did you know what you were mountin'?

by Jeremy Hooper

Oh, that sly and bawdy Meredith:

But if you think that's a suggestive double entendre, just wait until later this week, when we hear she'll ask Heath Ledger if he had any clue about what he was sliding into.

Brokeback: What was Jake sitting on? [YouTube]

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My, you are a fast worker! My television is not even cold from watching that interview. Hmmn... he and Lance Armstrong bike and workout together all the time...

Posted by: Bob Miller | Oct 16, 2007 9:34:55 AM

Meredith sounded homophobic or at least like an idiot. When will she and others in similar positions stop acting rediculous about gay sex? Or maybe she always makes a point of pointing out her double entendres? She's just not subtle!

Posted by: flip | Oct 16, 2007 10:26:28 AM

Meredith does not seem the least bit homophobic to me, and I have had those suspicions confirmed by friends in the industry. She does, however, like to find jokes and wordplays while on-air. I've seen her do this many times with other situations. I honestly think she's just trying to be fun and likable.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Oct 16, 2007 10:51:36 AM

I wish she hadn't make a double entendre because of the gravity and significance of "Brokeback Mountain." Joking around something so serious and important does, in this case, feel homophobic. It feels disrespectful.

Posted by: | Oct 16, 2007 6:39:02 PM

Reminds me of the myriad parodies of "Brokeback Mountain" when it came out. It is like people aren't frankly homophobic, some still have to run away from its seriousness. I doubt Meredith V. had bad intentions, but this was regrettable. I'm sick of the jokes.

Posted by: | Oct 16, 2007 6:41:34 PM

I understand that she may not have meant to offend with that little quip, but I do agree that even with heterosexuals who aren't hostile to gays there is still this urge for them to somehow make light of the situation, the story, the movie, the issue in general.

Ultimately, it's demeaning. It's turning the relationships between gay persons into comic material. I honestly can't remember a movie that has been parodied and joked about more than Brokeback Mountain in that last several years. Which is a shame because it is a very good film that's devastating to watch and there is very little that is actually funny about it. As successful as the film was, I think the constant jokes took away from what should have been a learning experience for many people.

Posted by: Brian | Oct 16, 2007 11:20:40 PM

I agree that homosexuality and gay sex shouldn't be made fun of, but come on. The woman accidentally made a double-entendre, and she laughed. I laughed too. It was funny. Unless she did it intentionally, and I completely misinterpreted something that seemed to be obviously unintentional, then I don't see what the problem is.

Posted by: GC | Oct 18, 2007 2:46:21 AM

God I hate that bitch, but due to media consolidation, the entire media is infested with corporate whores who cater to reich-wing views. You can't get a job on TV anymore unless you think it's cute to belittle anyone who isn't rich, white, hetero and Christian. I hope her ilk is right about there being a hell, so they can all end up burning in it.

Posted by: Johnny | Oct 21, 2007 12:20:29 PM

WHAT WAS she sitting on?

Posted by: Kate | May 26, 2008 5:33:52 AM

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