Thursday, December 15, 2005

USCCB reviews "Brokeback Mountain." Sheesh.

Excerpted from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops Office for Film and Broadcasting:

"Except for the initial sex scene, and brief bedroom encounters between the men and their (bare breasted) wives, there's no sexually related nudity. Some outdoor shots of the men washing themselves and skinny-dipping are side-view, long-shot or out-of-focus images.

"While the actions taken by Ennis and Jack cannot be endorsed, the universal themes of love and loss ring true."

Here's the movie's website. You might want to take a look at the "stories shared" (along with the trailer). Then maybe you can tell me why the USCCB seems breaking its back to, in someway, justify not just the movie...but Catholics paying to see it.


To express your views on the USCCB review of this movie, here is the contact information:

Harry Forbes, Director
USCCB Office for Film and Broadcasting

and his boss:

Most Reverend William S. Skylstad
President, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
(509) 358-7305