Brokeback toy boys
An internet blogger has caused online tears, and praise after designing action figures dedicated to the gay cowboy movie, Brokeback Mountain.
Jedi Doug, an action figure enthusiast from Canada, constructed the models by hand from other toys, and has featured them on his website along with models from other programmes such as Angel and Napoleon Dynamite.
The figures are designed looking down, as they do for most of the film, he said: “I chose to model them after the outfits they wore earlier in the film when they were first working on Brokeback Mountain (and in the “You’re sleeping on your feet like a horse” flashback from the end). Both are wearing the shirts that Jack saves.
“Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) was made using an Angel torso and shoulders with Wesley arms, Napoleon Dynamite Pedro legs, and a Pat Burrell head (the latter two both McFarlane figures.
“Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) was made using a Wesley torso and arms with Pedro legs and a Luc Robitaille head.
“The jackets and hats were completely hand sculpted. I wasn’t 100% satisfied with the facial likenesses, which is why in part I decided to sculpt the figures looking down.”
Respondents to the 36 year olds designs complemented the likeness of the models and labelled them as masterpieces.