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BROKEBACK MASH-UP

The strangest thing about the Brokeback Mountain phenomenon is the extent to which a movie that has so thoroughly entered the popular cultural discourse plays as an extremely private film. Gay or straight, one feels as if one is the only person in the theater while watching Lee’s intimate epic. Contrast that highly personal feeling with the late-night talk show jokes and SNL parodies and one finds a rare case of a soft-voiced, emotionally penetrating film that doubles as a cultural juggernaut careening through the contemporary zeitgeist.

The latest affectionate parody is this trailer mash-up by students at Emerson College known as Chocolate Cake City. Titled Brokeback to the Future, the clip sends Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd up that storied mountain for a fateful evening.

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