A while back, I posted the above picture of Arianna Huffington with the Wachowski Siblings on the set of a test shoot for a film we didn’t know much about at the time. But based on the latest news from Cannes, it seems that it’s some kind of Brokeback Mountain set in the Iraq war.
This one’s a drama that focuses on a “hard R” homosexual relationship between a U.S. soldier and an Iraqi. It’s a cinema verite-style treatment that begins in the near future and then spans back over years that include the current war in Iraq. I’ve heard the siblings completed the script, want to direct it next, and that it is out to financiers. [Deadline]
Well that’s great. When it comes to gay relationship movies, my first question is always whether it’s going to be as graphic as allowed under current law. GRR, PYRAMID OF NAKED DUDES! But wait, there’s more. According to SlashFilm, Jesse Ventura is in it too:
Wait til you hear what they did. They brought me, and they brought Arianna Huffington in after me. Arianna was there, and they had her looking like cleopatra. What they did… Do you remember what John Travolta looked like in that horrible film Battlefield Earth? They put multicolored dreadlocks on me all the way to here. They gave me this crazy beard that was hanging down pointed, looked like Travolta, right? And they put a third eye in the middle of my forehead. Because what this is, is this is a hundred years in the future, and they wanted me to talk about the current war in Iraq and how I felt about it. And so I got to vent, looking like this maniac in this whole outfit.
So, uh, based on what we know, it’s basically a futuristic movie about gay sex that happened in the past, with commentary from wacky, third-party political candidates. At this rate, I’m assuming there’s a scene where the head of H. Ross Perot shows up to discuss “the giant sucking sound.”
He thought it was NAFTA. What this movie presupposes is, maybe it was rough gay sex?