Brokeback Mountain made me cry. It’s such a short story but it evokes a multitude of emotions and is so well written. It wasn’t what I expected in the slightest. From what I know of the film this should have been a story about gay cowboys but it really isn’t. This short story is so much more than just a queer western story, it is a story about two men who have to repress their true selves because of society, and it is about love, life, and death.
Annie Proulx has admitted that she wishes she never wrote the story because she no longer has control over her characters thanks to the film version (and she never will have control over them again because readers will always interpret stories and characters in different ways. Sorry, Annie Proulx.) The story is absolutely beautiful though and obviously about homophobia. Brokeback Mountain is so much more than the film version so I’d highly recommend reading this short story.
Started: 3rd January 2015
Completed: 3rd January 2015