So everyone thinks that Brokeback Mountain is the first gay cowboy flick? You haven't been paying attention.
What about Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid? I mean, jeez, look at suggestive that title is. And it even has the word "butch" in it! Or how about The Wild Bunch, the Sam Peckinpah western, which features "...the tenuous bond between the film's star, William Holden, and the obvious femme fatale, Ernest Borgnine, as solid and deep as a tounge kiss from George Michael"?
That's just a couple of the observations from writers Tod Goldberg, Fred Topel, and Peter Paras. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go try to wash from my brain the image of Ernest Borgnine and William Holden doing it.
[via Lee Goldberg]