February 6, 2006
Dusty Plastic HELL: Hot Flash #75!

Seeing as how a new article went up yesterday afternoon (be sure to read that if you haven’t already), I’d intended to post Dusty Plastic HELL: Hot Flash #75 tomorrow, but I figured what the hell. What the hell, indeed, because that’s exactly what I said when I heard they were filming a movie about gay cowboys. A movie about gay cowboys! And not only that, but people are raving about it. Raving about it in a country that will fight tooth and nail to prevent gay couples from receiving conjugal rights and would probably outlaw homosexuality if the courts would allow it. Amazing.

For my part, I don’t want to see a movie about gay cowboys. This is not a serious premise. This is a “South Park” joke taken to the extreme (sans pudding). I remember a while back, around the time Titanic‘s popularity was soaring, a comedian did a bit about how taking any historical event or tragedy and turning it into a love story was a surefire way of making a box office smash — and sure enough, several films of that period employed just that technique and did surprisingly well. Nowadays, however, it seems that all you need to do is take some sort of rugged historical occupation and make the characters gay. I want to see a movie about gay samurai. Gay pirates. Gay cavemen. A silent film about gay cavemen.

I’m seriously going to write that last one.

-posted by Wes | 1:33 pm | Comments (3)
  • ninjawolf says:

    This has got to be one of the best hot flash for a while (not that they’ve been at all bad recently, just this is that good). I think it was the contrast between what a normal movie featuring cowboys would be in contrast to what Brokeback Moutain is about. I’m glad I’m not the only person who remembered that South Park joke. And I do hope we see that screen play soon.

  • I think the weirder part is that it was made by ANG LEE! The guy behind “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon”, decided to make a gay cowboy movie!

  • Wes says:

    Not really! I didn’t think CTHD was all that masculine, myself. But I think after the mess that was Hulk, Ang Lee was probably happy to be directing anything.

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