These Ain’t No Gay Cowboys


Sure we love Jake Gyllenhaal. We haven’t even tired of the sudden barrage of films he’s been in this season like were with those Jude Law duds last year. We can even forgive his Toby McGuire sneer on the cover of the new Details. But inside the mag Jake reveals his take on the lovelorn gay cowboys he and Heath Ledger play in Brokeback Mountain. He procedes to confuse his own character’s sexuality:

He (Jake) doesn’t believe Ennis and Jack are gay. “I approached the story believing that these are actually straight guys who fall in love,” he says. “That’s how I related to the material. These are two straight guys who develop this love, this bond. Love binds you, and you see these guys pulling and pulling and tugging and trying to figure out what they want, and what they will allow themselves to have.”

When two men do a lot of “pulling and pulling and tugging” with one another it usually means one thing. They’re big flaming fairies.

But is Jake just trying to deflect those gay rumors following him around longer than crack in Whitney Houston’s system? Could be.

I’ve never really been attracted to men sexually, but I don’t think I would be afraid of it if it happened.

God, what a tease.

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