The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

2 January 2006

Beyond "Brokeback"

Keystone Lake-based Start Pictures is working on The Buckle: Gays in the Bible Belt, a documentary by producer/director Todd Roberts and writer Tim Cornman.

The filmmakers are looking for stories:

Start Pictures seeks the personal stories of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people that live or have lived in the state.

"We are not taking a one-sided approach, though," Roberts said. "We also want to represent the families and friends of gays, clergy, elected officials and the Oklahoma population at large."

Cornman and Roberts being straight guys, it will be interesting to see how they sort things out. I honestly don't know how I'd handle such an assignment.

File this under "Support your local indie filmmakers."

Posted at 7:19 AM to Almost Yogurt


Toldja. Gay is the new African-American. This trend will jump the shark when trannies start referring to their former male names as their "slave names."

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 11:09 AM on 2 January 2006

Yes, I'm sure you and Jesus will spend eternity in heaven laughing over the painful problems of others, giggling over the futility of those who tried to understand them, while you enjoy your 72 white raisins. Enjoy your afterlife.

The Discovery Channel regularly runs an episode of "In These Times" about the OKC Gay Rodeo, filmed entirely in the city (including scenes at my church, God bless 'em), so I guess they'll leave that out as "been there, done that." Don't know what else they'll manage to include. On the other hand, OETA did an episode of "Stateline" on the subject of being gay in Oklahoma last year that was pretty good, so there are people willing to talk.

Posted by: Matt at 11:22 AM on 2 January 2006

Yes, I'm sure you and Jesus will spend eternity in heaven laughing over the painful problems of others, giggling over the futility of those who tried to understand them, while you enjoy your 72 white raisins. Enjoy your afterlife.

Matt, who are you blathering at?

Posted by: McGehee at 9:04 AM on 3 January 2006

hehehe ... I got it Matt :)

I had some similar thoughts but couldn't get the correct balance of humor and satiric barb. I'd say your truth "recipe" is right on.

Power to the People!

Posted by: Ron at 12:20 PM on 3 January 2006