Brokeback Mountain may win awards, but (people will only go to see it) out of some sense of liberal duty. The young ladies who are fans of Gyllenhaal and Ledger do not want to see them making out.
No sireee. Young lady fans don't want to see that. He didn't have to go and ask the fans themselves to ascertain this fact. After all, the fans that wanted to see two guys making out by definition weren't young ladies.
And apparently people in general:
innately find (men making out) repulsive. It's part of our makeup. It's biological, it's part of the imago dei. It's part of a "moral aesthetic" that everyone bears latent.
You see it's biological determinism and it's intelligent design. Boy, this theory has it all. We are made in imago dei, and apparently god doesn't find that kind of thing hot at all.
But, damn, why oh why does my sense of liberal duty force me to watch guys making out? Why, Marx, Darwin and Chomsky, why do you torment me this way?