Brokeback Mountain (2005)
My mom and I went to see this movie when it was in theaters. Based on the 1997 short story by Annie Proulx, this is such an interesting and dramatic movie!
I loved Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal already, but seeing them navigate their complicated relationship between 1963 and 1983 was powerful, and also gut-wrenching. I also enjoyed the performances of Anne Hathaway and Michelle Williams.
For the first time, in 2005, I realized what “forbidden love” potentially looked like for many people in the U.S. and around the world.
I’m happy to say that many strides have been made in the 14 years since the movie was released. I have several LGBTQ+ friends, and I consider myself to be an ally. More work has to be done, but I am accepting of all. Love is love.
Come back tomorrow for a new movie!
Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂