Brokeback Mountain author Annie Proulx had a few things to say about the Oscars:
‘We should have known conservative heffalump academy voters would have rather different ideas of what was stirring contemporary culture,’ Proulx wrote. ‘Roughly 6,000 film industry voters, most in the Los Angeles area, many living cloistered lives behind wrought-iron gates or in deluxe rest-homes, out of touch not only with the shifting larger culture and the yeasty ferment that is America these days, but also out of touch with their own segregated city, decide which films are good.
Let me get this straight – no pun intended. Hollywood types are too cloistered to understand how much support the movie version of Brokeback has in Middle America? Which leads us to another question: Is Annie Proulx smoking something?