Monday, January 23, 2006

The Comic (and X-rated) Roasting of Brokeback Mountain

It's official: Ang Lee's movie Brokeback Mountain has become a cultural phenomenon. Taking the two top awards at last week's Golden Globes and continuing to cause a stir at the box office, it is positioning itself to become one of 2005's biggest hits. But is it just me, or is anyone else sick of hearing people refer to the movie as Bareback Mountain? Isn't it, like, one of the most unoriginal jokes in the history of jokedom by now? I mean, hell, as far as I'm concerned, it had worn out its welcome the second time I heard it.

Of course, as we all knew, it was only a matter of time before one of the gay porn companies capitalized on the title and released one of their own. And here it is: Scheduled for release on January 30 by Porn Team Productions is -- you guessed it -- Bareback Mountain. I haven't seen any clips from the movie yet, but I must admit that I kinda like the video box cover. The guys look kinda hot, even if they are pulled from the usual array of twinks that populate Porn Team's flicks. One can only assume that the movie will include some degree of bareback (read: unsafe) sex -- a major no-no in many porn circles, but that remains to be seen just yet as the movie has yet to be released and nobody has sent me an advance copy of it yet. Not that I wouldn't mind receiving one.

I suppose it was inevitable that people would poke fun at such a "serious" movie about, well, cowpokes in love. That Porn Team is the first adult video company to do so is the surprise. I would have expected someone like Treasure Island Media or Hot Desert Knights (the two leading bareback X-rated movie houses) to have jumped on this, but alas, looks like Porn Team was quick to the, um, draw.

Of course, adult studios aren't the only ones to cash in on Ang Lee's smash hit. A hilarious parody has popped up in the form of a fake trailer for a movie that (unfortunately) will probably never be made. It was posted on the Net, though Google blocked it because of what they considered indecency. (Some people have no humor!) Telling the "controversial" story of the forbidden love between a man and his horse, it's one of those comic masterpieces that make me happy to be in the entertainment business. Why didn't I think of it first? Anyway, if you haven't seen it yet, you must check it out by clicking here.

Hollywood Ken


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