Saturday, April 01, 2006


This period chair was an authentic set piece used in the Oscar winning film, Brokeback Mountain. It appeared in Jack (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Lureen's (Anne Hathaway) living room during the scenes in which Jack stood up to his father-in-law over Thanksgiving dinner. It is upholstered in chartreuse velvet and measures 29" wide x 41" high, with a seat height of 14".
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Bahamas bans Brokeback Mountain

Ang Lee's controversial gay cowboy drama 'Brokeback Mountain' has been banned in the Bahamas on the eve of its scheduled release, sparking protests from gay activists and libertarians.

The Caribbean country's Plays and Films Control Board banned the Golden Globe-winning film due to the explicit footage of homosexual love scenes between actors Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Chavasse Turnquest-Liriano, liaison officer for the control board, told the Associated Press: "The board chose to ban it because it shows extreme homosexuality, nudity and profanity, and we feel that it has no value for the Bahamian public."

Reacting to the ban, Philip Burrows, a cinema director, said: "You have a group of people who are telling grown men and women what they can and cannot watch. I cannot understand denying people the right to make their own choices."

Sir Ian slams Jake over gay scenes

Veteran Hollywood star Sir Ian McKellen has criticised heartthrob Jake Gyllenhaal for being hesitant to shoot love scenes with Heath Ledger, his co-star in gay cowboy drama 'Brokeback Mountain'.

The openly homosexual 'Lord Of The Rings' actor slammed 25-year-old Gyllenhaal for failing to consider how his comments would offend the homosexual community.

He said: "I got very upset when one of the actors said it was the most terrifying job he'd ever had because it involved him kissing another man.

"Imagine how rude that is. Suppose I'd said the most appalling thing I ever to do was kiss Helen Mirren!"

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