“Apart from the news about Brokeback Mountain getting pulled in two cities, I thought you might be interested to know that in Oklahoma City last night’s Brokeback opening was packed,” says reader Kevin Costello. “Two theatres were filled with 45 minutes prior to a 7:15 showtime — the two biggest auditoriums in the biggest multiplex in the metro area. This without the film being screened for area critics at any point and a just-moved-up release date here. Now, Oklahoma is state so red the skies and buildings are coated in a tangible Matrix-like crimson haze (this might also be due to our abundance of red dirt and frequent high winds), but there were tears, cheers, and much after-film discourse in the lobby. I was surprised, to say the least. And I, you know, live here.”