Dear Citizens of the Internet,
Over the course of the past few weeks, in the wake of the buzz surrounding the film Brokeback Mountain, there have been a flood of parody trailers featuring male characters from other recognizable films, cut together with the music and tone of Brokeback’s official trailer, thereby implying a previously non-existant homosexual relationship. They’re hilarious, no matter how many times I see them. In fact, you can find no less than TWENTY-THREE individual parodies at this site, all of which are ostensibly the same amazing joke, over and over again.
I come to you today with but a humble request: make more of these parody trailers, please! Every time I hear those classic guitar notes, I am overcome with a feeling of warmth and comfort, for I know that I am about to be treated to two minutes of sheer hilarity. The guys from Rush Hour, as gays? You bet! Matt and Ben from Good Will Hunting, but in a love story? Yes, please!
In order to help you out, here are some of my ideas for Brokeback Mountain Parody Trailers I would like to see:
Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence from The Karate Kid – Because everyone knows that Karate Kid references = Internet comedy gold.
Gary and Wyatt from Weird Science – Because they seemed pretty gay for each other and also, remember how awesome the 80’s were?
Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell from Lazy Sunday – Could you imagine the Internet phenomenon that would result from the unholy marriage of the Chronicles of Narnia Rap and the homoerotic hilarity of a Brokeback parody? Your computer would explode.
William Holden and Ernest Borgnine from The Wild Bunch – Look, if you’re gonna make a "gay cowboy" movie, try getting yourself a couple of real cowboys. Besides, who wouldn’t want to see an implicit romance revolving around William Holden’s rough, but tender love for Ernest Borgnine?
The possibilities are endless. All I know is, I simply CANNOT GET ENOUGH of these wacky trailers. Feel free to leave your suggestions for parody trailers in the comments section!