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March 7, 2006 4:15 AM
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Reuters: "Brokeback" too controversial after all: writer

Maybe a gay cowboy picture was too controversial after all, or at least that is what the legendary Western writer who adapted "Brokeback Mountain" for the screen thinks. "Perhaps the truth really is, Americans don't want cowboys to be gay," said Larry McMurtry, 69 who has spent his career challenging the stereotypes of the West -- and generally won. McMurtry won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay with his partner Diana Ossana, but their film lost the prize for best picture to "Crash," a drama about urban racism. Reuters reports.

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