ABSTRACT By situating the film's tragic representation of homo- sexuality within the tradition of melodrama, this article questions whether Brokeback Mountain truly challenges mainstream taboos. Like Midnight Cowboy, Brokeback Mountain casts its radical subject matter within an ultimately conservative generic paradigm rather than camping it up in the manner of Andy Warhol's Lonesome Cowboys.
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Research Article| March 01 2007
Ang Lee's Lonesome Cowboys
Film Quarterly (2007) 60 (3): 38–42.
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Ara Osterweil; Ang Lee's Lonesome Cowboys. Film Quarterly 1 March 2007; 60 (3): 38–42. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2007.60.3.38
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