The Wachowskis

The Gay Iraq War Love Story, From the Transgender Blockbuster Movie Producer

Iraq movies aren’t being received well by audiences. All of Broadway is turning gay. Might there be room for some successful merging of ideas? And have the Wachowski Brothers Wachowski brother and sister found out how to execute it?

Andy and Lana (nee Larry) Wachowski, the duo behind The Matrix, are reportedly shopping around a gay love story set in Iraq. It’ll be “a drama that focuses on a ‘hard R’ [rating] homosexual relationship between a U.S. soldier and an Iraqi. It’s a cinema verite-style treatment that begins in the near future and then spans back over years that include the current war in Iraq. I’ve heard the siblings completed the script, want to direct it next, and that it is out to financiers.”

And what’s this about an Arianna Huffington tie-in? “It’s possible that this is related to some test footage that Arianna Huffington and Jesse ‘The Body’ Ventura shot last December with the Wachowskis, for what Huffington called a ‘movie on Iraq from the perspective of the future.'”

Now here come the Brokeback Mountain comparisons, because that’s the only gay love story anybody knows.

[Deadline, Alt Film Guide, Slash Film]