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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:35 AM
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Gay Cowboy Tale Causes Flap At Texas School
http://www.365gay.com/newscon05/09/093005brokeback.htm

The movie won the highest award at the Venice Film Festival and kudos at the Toronto International Film Festival and now the short story on which Brokeback Mountain is based is on the reading list at St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Austin, but not without a fight that cost the school $3 million.

Brokeback Mountain was written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Proulx and appeared in the Oct. 13, 1997, issue of The New Yorker magazine. It was then incorporated in a collection of Proulx's short stories, titled "Close Range." The book is on the school's reading list at St. Andrew's Upper School.

The story is of two cowboys who meet in Wyoming and fall in love. They split up and one marries. Then years later they are reunited.

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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:37 AM
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1. anyone started a fundraiser
for this school yet???
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Inland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:47 AM
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2. Well, I "read" the story on cd, and I got to tell you
it's not worth losing $3 million over.

In fact, it was more than a little boring.

But I suppose the controversy is over gay content, not it's quality.
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Flying Dream Blues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:10 PM
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3. I totally admire this school for doing this. Way to go! nt
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LizMoonstar Donating Member (392 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:21 PM
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4. but are they eating pudding?
sorry, cartman moment.
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:55 PM
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5. Read it and loved it....Glad to see the school fought back against the
"book burners"...
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