Boy, I missed this gem by WingNutDaily’s Ted Baehr, who is having a conniption over this year’s Oscar nominees in his latest Movie Guide column, “Oscar’s Cultural Pigsty.”

At the close of business in 2008, the Best Picture nominees ranked as follows:

   “The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button” (38th)

   “Slumdog Millionaire” (103rd)

   “Milk” (128th)

   “Frost/Nixon” (179th)

   “The Reader” (205th)

Hollywood used to be called “the entertainment capital of the world.” Judging by these awful picks, the Academy is trying to transform Hollywood into “the cultural pigsty of the world”!

…By making such atrocious, unpopular Oscar picks, the Academy seems to be thumbing its collective nose at the vast number of frequent moviegoers who clearly prefer more entertaining movies, like “The Dark Knight,” “Iron Man,” “Wall-E,” “Kung Fu Panda,” “Indiana Jones 4” and James Bond (“Quantum Of Solace”).

Certainly, these movies are just as well made, if not better made, than “The Reader,” “Frost/Nixon” or the gay propaganda film “Milk.”

Apparently, the elite snobs at the Academy not only are rejecting the one thing that made Hollywood great – entertainment; they also don’t like anything that extols great virtues and institutions like heroism, purity, sacrifice, the military, the traditional family, honesty, liberty above lawlessness and licentiousness, anti-Communism and Christianity.

The first thing that comes to mind here is the disconnect Baehr seems to have between his list of moralist-approved films and the amount of violence in most of them — and what about the Bond film? I haven’t seen Quantum of Solace, but has James Bond been sanitized of sex and violence in this flick?

Baehr, I might remind you, lost his cookies back in 2005 when Brokeback Mountain was enjoying critical success and received oodles of rewards, so we shouldn’t be surprised at his reactions this time around.

“Brokeback Mountain,” a modern homosexual cowboy movie that tells the 20-year love affair between two men starting in 1963, is twisted, laughable, frustrating, plotless and often boring. It’s also politically correct. Thus, it’s sure to reap many awards this year from the leftwing media throughout the world and the leftwing elites in Hollywood, including the so-called “Gay Mafia.”

The movie opens in Wyoming in 1963 where two young cowboys, Ennis and Jack, are hired to tend some sheep near Brokeback Mountain. The two men become fast friends. One night, however, their friendship becomes an evening of lust and passion, a scene that plays like a nightmarish homosexual rape set in San Quentin Prison.

…Of course, adding to this politically correct tone is plenty of strong foul language, explicit sex scenes and explicit nudity. Surprisingly, there also is a strong tone of sadomasochism to the homosexual relationship in the movie. These scenes probably are the most unintentionally laughable scenes in the entire movie. The movie suggests, however, that this is due to the sexual repression that American society allegedly brings against sodomites like the two homosexual cowboys.

Now I saw this film — where did you see “explicit sex scenes” and “explicit nudity”? What film was he watching? Was Ted experiencing some serious projection?  

Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding