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Bitter Sweet… Ok, maybe just bitter

I don’t know what it is with sore losers but it’s pretty apparent that the author of Brokeback Mountain is a little pissed off that she lost. Annie Proulx goes on to say that she feels robbed that her little jewel of a movie didn’t win. If you ask me, there isn’t anything really ground breaking with gay cowboys. Seriously, you have to be gay to be walking around with one of those hats on in San Francisco of all places. Just this weekend, Nichole and I came across a few Brokebacks as I like to call them. I see it fit to call them that because there’s no way they’ve been near a cow in their lives.

I just thought it was so damned interesting to read this chick whine about her loss. Let’s take a look at one of her statements:

“Rumour has it that Lionsgate inundated the academy voters with DVD copies of Trash — excuse me — Crash a few weeks before the ballot deadline,” Proulx writes.

Correct me if I’m wrong here but don’t all of the companies do this? Isn’t this the reason for pirated copies of DVD Screeners flying around the interweb? Last I checked the answer was “yes.” Did your publisher do this as well? You bet your ass they did. So I don’t see why you’re complaining here. Is your argument based around if a voter has 10 DVD screeners of an oscar nominee, they’re going to vote solely based on the fact that they have 9 copies that aren’t going to get watched at all? I’m confused, but there’s more.

She decries the “atmosphere of insufferable self-importance” inside the Kodak Theatre, the Oscars site, and describes the audience as a “somewhat dim LA crowd.” The show, she writes, was “reminiscent of a small-town talent-show night.”

Ok, now that was a low blow. Small town talent shows don’t have $10,000 dresses walking around. They most certainly don’t have Brad Pitt or Matt Dillion walking around. Ok, maybe Matt Dillion. I think this woman needs a reality check. Last I heard, the Oscars was pretty much a popularity contest. If you’re not popular, don’t expect to win anything at all. There have been plenty of upsets over the years on who received an award and who didn’t. It’s all political. There are several movies I can think off the top of my head that weren’t even
nominated. Jarhead comes to mind…

Finally, this nugget of wisdom is delivered to us:

“Clapping wildly for bad stuff enhances this,” Proulx writes.

And you think people wouldn’t do this for your pathetic unoriginal movie? Puh-lease. There are cameras at this event lady. Everyone wants to be sure they look good for the camera. Smile and clap. Everyone there does that. So please go away and never write another screenplay again.

People like this really grind my gears. It’s not like this woman didn’t make any money from the project. I’m sure she’s loaded by now from the box office to the DVD sales. Soon they’ll be a Brokeback Mountain jeans line, now easier to drop your pants to accept the motherload. Ok, now I’m just being cynical. Seriously, does this kind of crap need to get published or even end up on the front page of CNN? It must be a slow day for the news.

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