Brokeback Mountain

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Name: Brokeback Mountain
Abbreviation(s): BBM
Creator: Annie Proulx, Ang Lee
Date(s): 2005 (movie), 1997 (short story)
Medium: movie, print
Country of Origin: USA
External Links: official site, wikipedia, IMDB
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Jack Twist and Ennis del Mar, the two main characters of the movie as depicted in interior art of the fanzine Somebody New. Art by Shelley Butler.

Brokeback Mountain is a gay romance movie with cowboys, that adapted a short story of the same name by Annie Proulx. It starred Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.

The movie started the phenomenon of Brokeback Mountain Parody Trailers.

Due to the downer ending of the canon material, there's a high percentage of AUs and fix it fanfics in the fandom. Most of the stories are slash.

Shortly after the movie came out Annie Proulx's attorneys began randomly contacting fan fiction writers, demanding that they cease writing fan fiction and that the stories be taken offline. This did not stop fans from writing fan fiction, even if it did put a halt to at least one fanzine (Somebody New). In 2008, Annie Proulx complained to the press about fans sending her 'pornographic fix-it stories' in the Brokeback Mountain universe.[1]


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Fanart by Suzan Lovett, cover of the fanzine Somebody New.



  1. Rob Smith. Annie Proulx lays the smackdown on overzealous "Brokeback Mountain" fans |, 18 September 2008. (Accessed 12 June 2010)
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