Jake’s Homphobia Beaten Off


Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal’s matinee idol mugs continue to flood the magazine newsstand with the promotional kick for Brokeback Mountain. Of course each magazine interviewer seems to pretty much ask the same thought-provoking questions we expect them to ask; what it was like to have hot sweaty gay sex with one another.

Crush-of-the-moment Jake decides to not talk down the movie’s queer factor in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, instead opting to reveal to the world that he’s a pretty brave guy.

Here he congratulates himself on tackling his own fagophobia:

What made me most courageous was that I realized I had to try to let go of that stereotype I had in my mind, that bit of homophobia, and try for a second to be vulnerable and sensitive. It was f—in’ hard, man. I succeeded only for milliseconds.

And then (Ang) Lee made them repeat the sex scene 13 times.

Oh, that Ang. Sure he’s a het, but we like to think he made Jake do take after take as a sort of service to us, the gay community, making sure to squeeze out every little bit of homophobia left in his hot body.

Whatever. We just hope those extra sex scenes end up on the DVD.