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06/09/2008

Oh look, Pete's getting snarky. That's cute.

by Jeremy Hooper

When we heard Brokeback Mountain is being mounted as an opera, our reaction from both a gay rights and NY theatregoing standpoint was nothing short of positive. One who doesn't share our enthusiasm, however, is Americans For Truth's Peter LaBarbera:

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Now, never mind that Brokeback features zero transvestite characters. In the mind of someone who dedicates his entire existence to fighting LGBT equality, we're all one big pile of immorality whose realities are interchangeable for the purposes of mindless decrial. Strapping young buck in a cowboy hat or a "fat transvestite" -- tomato, tomahto.

Though we are happy to hear Pete is excited for the production (not scheduled to hit until Spring of 2013). We'll look forward to his rave review:

"I laughed, I cried -- But I was only there for 'research', so don't get any ideas!!"

It Ain’t Over ’till the Fat Transvestite Sings…Brokeback Mountain Opera? [AFT]

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Your thoughts

Pete isn't fooling anyone! We all know that he's secretly learning how to say, "I don't know how to quit you," in Italian.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Jun 9, 2008 4:04:17 PM

"Now, never mind that Brokeback features zero transvestite characters."

Not to mention that it wouldn't be eligible for a Tony award.

Posted by: Taylor | Jun 9, 2008 4:22:36 PM

Talor: Lol -- I actually wrote a whole part about the ins and outs of the Tony nominating committee, and why the production wouldn't be eligible unless it transferred to a Broadway house. But I thought it was a little too "Insider Baseball" and cut it.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Jun 9, 2008 4:42:49 PM

In all fairness to Petey, I know a couple of drag queens who would love the Anne Hathaway role.

Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Jun 9, 2008 7:28:14 PM

Yeah and no G characters either. Just BI and Het.... but why be picky. We really do want to keep all our GLBT together now, no more without that or split this, or natal that or dressed likt this. Just all queer together. ....as the announcer (? the mayor of WEHO?)said during the LA Pride Parade on Sunday... did notice that Black Pride was missing and I guess then we have to have Multiracial Pride somewhere in between! ... but can't wait for SF Pride Parade with ALL the MARRIEDs who want to be displayed prominently I hope.

Posted by: LOrion | Jun 9, 2008 7:48:10 PM

I might be one of the odd ones out, but I thought 'Brokeback Mountain' was the most intolerable gay-themed movie I've ever watched, next to 'Trick'. IMO it was too long, too boring, and the soundtrack was especially annoying (the same acoustic guitar music playing over and over again, throughout the movie).

Posted by: Scott | Jun 10, 2008 1:52:56 PM

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