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Arriving with nudity and explicit gay sex scenes between two cowboys, Brokeback Mountain has quietly become an award season frontrunner, interviews with Academy members reveal.
The movie, starring two young popular Hollywood actors, won the Golden Lion, the top prize at the Venice Film Festival.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the Wyoming Travel and Tourism Division says that, because of the film, her agency is hearing buzz from people in other countries who are expressing interest in visiting the state.
“It’s gotten rave reviews from the international community,” she said. “I don’t know if they’re more tolerant or something, but they’re viewing it as a great Western movie.”
Source: Drudge Report