Brokeback Mountain Film Analysis

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Homoerotic sexual intercourse is a form of sexual interaction that infrequently makes it to mainstream television and film. Since the efforts of modern-day gay rights movements, homosexuality has made a more frequent appearance in American film and television, but the fact still remains that the “sexual norm” in media regards the involvement of both a man and a woman. In 2004 and 2005, two films were released, both of which exhibited homosexuality in their own ways, and respectively sparked their own controversies. Brokeback Mountain, directed by Ang Lee, is a 2005 American film that tells the story of the romantic sexual relationship between two men in the American West. Mysterious Skin, directed by Gregg Araki, is a 2004 Dutch-American film that tells the story of two teenage boys who are sexually abused by their baseball coach. The film follows the boys as they make their way into adulthood and displays how the sexual abuse affected their lives in different ways. Both of these films display sexual intercourse between people of the same gender. However, while …show more content…
As stated before, there has been somewhat of larger acceptance of homosexuality in the past decades, but the fact remains that sex scenes between two people of the same gender are still infrequently exhibited on the silver screen. Even more so, both scenes despite their completely opposite interpretations of sex, depict what some would consider destructive behavior. This is most obvious in Mysterious Skin; considering that the scene is literally circumvented in rape and violence, nothing positive emanates from this version of sex. Brokeback Mountain’s scene is a positive representation of sexual intercourse. However, if one takes into account the key factor that lies around the

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