Hubby and I have seen two films in two days. First we saw The Producers in Chinatown after a lovely Christmas dinner of Singapore Sling, hot and sour soup, and cuttlefish in XO sauce. Last night we saw Brokeback Mountain last night in Bethesda. Talk about “no room at the inn” — it is only being screened at one cinema in the District and that’s in Dupont Circle, which for those who don’t know is DC’s old gay center.
PeaceBang saw Brokeback Mountain last night and agree with her, so read her post. (And tell me true: is there anyone out there, especially the gay men, who sometimes accidentially calls this film something a tad more graphic.) For what it’s worth, I didn’t find it as weepy as others make it out to be, but perhaps that’s because the story isn’t altogether unfamiliar. What I would add is go to the see it, and watch for the depiction of poverty.
PeaceBang and the rest of y’all: get to The Producers as fast as possible. I laughed myself purple. Don’t be put off by the two hour run ’cause it is very tightly put together. And yes, it is very stage-y, which is not a bad thing.
But Hubby and I agree: as compelling or fun as it is to see Jack and Ennis, or Roger and Carmen — it would be nice to see a couple as happy as we are on-screen.