As someone who enjoyed the film, your feelings are valid. I just want to say the film stuck close to the novel, which was written by a gay man whose wife knew he was gay. The book was inspired by the author's real-life experiences that was similar to the character of Peter, even though obviously it wasn't fully biographical considering what happens in the movie. The Cumberbatch character and even "Bronco Henry" were inspired by people in the author's life.I watched The Power Of The Dog this past week. This morning I started watching the DVD extras. Then as I prepared to post about the movie, I googled whether Jane Campion was a gay filmmaker. Or not. (She was married to man once, they divorced in 2001. Stopped searching, so that's all I know.)
I found some reviews of The Power Of The Dog that represented my distaste (disgust?) for this movie.
Then I did a search here to see what others has posted about this movie. I couldn't keep reading. I feel sick.
So I'm not going to talk about the movie other than to say... Straight People. Tell your own f*ing stories. Leave gay stories to gay people to tell. And please, for the love of God, keep your homophobic bull**, however artful, to your ****ing selves.