Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Dare I Confess?
Okay. I will.
Last night I rented and watched 'Brokeback Mountain,' and I have to confess that I enjoyed it. I got caught up in the relationship between Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist and I found it moving and thought provoking.
Though M/M stories have never interested me, I can't say as I saw this as one. While it dealt with the gay love affair of two cowboys on the surface, I think the story was more about the meeting of soul mates. It doesn't matter what sex you are, when you meet your soul mate, you know it and you strive to have a relationship regardless of the consequences.
My views on soulmates are little different than most because I'm Gnostic, so I believe we aren't sent here to 'find' our soulmates. We know exactly where they are for the most part. When soul mates incarnate together, they usually have a relationship that is so intense it's almost destructive. That describes the relationship in Brokeback.
Overall, I enjoyed the movie, regardless of the fact that it offended my husband's 'male sensibilities' [his words as he stalked into the basement to play manly and violent video games].
I wonder if I would have liked it as much, if it had been about a traditional m/f couple?
If you've seen it, I'd love to know what you thought about it.