Michelle Williams blew us away with her Oscar-nominated performance in Brokeback Mountain. Like everyone else, we had a lump in our throats when Jack & Ennis passionately kiss during their first reunion. Alma’s immediate reaction to the lip lock was far more moving. But not everyone felt that way about her performance. Take, for example, Michelle’s former Christian headmaster, Jim Hopson:
“We don’t want to have anything to do with her in relation to that movie,â€ said Hopson, who turned down a request from a Union-Tribune reporter to visit the school and chat with students about the movies and one of their own being up for an Academy Award.
â€œMichelle doesn’t represent the values of this institution. We would not approve of her movies and TV shows (including the teen drama â€œDawson’s Creekâ€). We’d not like to be tied to ‘Brokeback Mountain.’
Yes because the first thing moviegoers will think of while leaving the theater after a screening of the film is a small Christian school in San Diego County.
We now understand why Michelle moved Heath and their baby across the country to Brooklyn; To get away from the loyal, tolerant, and Jesus-like love of Dopson.
S.D. school distances self from ‘Brokeback’ actress [San Diego Union-Tribune]