Hollywood-based reader Dixon Steele is saying that closet homophobia regarding Brokeback Mountain is not a rumor. “I had dinner last weekend with my uncle, who is a senior level executive for one of the networks,” he writes. “We both see a lot of movies and talk about them at our occasional get-togethers. I was surprised when he told me he hadn’t seen BBM yet. Although he’s your typical mostly-liberal thinking person (post-middle-aged), he represents the typical Academy voter. And I know from our past talks he’s slightly homophobic. And this was confirmed when he told me he had no interest in seeing the film. When I asked him why, he couldn’t answer…but we both knew why.”