Brokeback Mountain author pestered by gay fans

Annie Proulx, who wrote the book null, which later was made into a movie starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, says that since the movie was released she’s been pestered by homosexuals who send her “pornish” scripts. About a love affair between two gay cowboys, the movie has inspired many to write their own versions. “There are countless people out there who think the story is open range to explore their fantasies and to correct what they see as an unbearably disappointing story,” Proulx told the Wall Street Journal. “They constantly send ghastly manuscripts and pornish rewrites of the story to me, expecting me to reply with praise and applause for ‘fixing’ the story. They certainly don’t get the message that if you can’t fix it, you’ve got to stand it.” She added that the film is a “source of constant irritation in my private life.”

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  1. Kyle • September 18, 2008 @ 3:54 PM

    Ah, welcome to the wolderful world of fanfics.

  2. Nancy • September 18, 2008 @ 4:12 PM

    Hmmmm….trying to fix things that don’t need fixing….sounds vaguely familiar…

  3. Wren • September 18, 2008 @ 6:27 PM

    Hah hah. Ah, well, if she’s going to write such a story, she must be prepared for the fanfics~…

  4. Jo-Anne. • September 18, 2008 @ 7:31 PM

    this is so yesterday, it’s OVER, people
    If you liked it, fine – if not, move on

    as if sending rewrites is ever going to materialize into a new version with this writer….the movie was successful, no doubt she’s more than happy with the outcome

  5. xray • September 22, 2008 @ 2:11 AM

    thats ok annie, the millions you got for volume 1 should suffice to soothe your raw nerves.

    until you run out of bucks and feel the need for eleven sequels.

  6. EJDR • November 18, 2008 @ 3:59 PM

    yeah thanks for your money now screw off? typical of a reclusive self important author.

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