These are cowboys?

Essay by Dennis Hinkamp

Brokeback Mountain – March 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine

The movie Brokeback Mountain moved slowly through film festivals, winning raves, then on to limited release, and now it’s up for a pile of Oscars and is making wannabe Westerners think twice about wearing that Stetson.

In Salt Lake City, theater-owner Larry Miller ramped up the rhetoric by canceling a showing at one of his venues. Miller owns large chunks of the Salt Lake City economy, including the Utah Jazz basketball team, a community college campus, a throng of Honda and Toyota dealerships, and assorted entertainment spots from theaters to automobile racetracks. It’s no secret he made up his mind about the movie early on.

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