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Brokeback Mountain Scene 23

Scene 23

Scene 23

  • Ennis goes to a bar where he dances with Velma from the Scooby-Doo live-action movies.
  • She says her name is Cassie, but we know it's really Velma. She just left her glasses at home.
  • Velma's dogs are barking after waiting tables all day, and Ennis gives her a foot rub. (Do you think Velma has named her feet Scooby and Scrappy?)
  • Down in Texas, Jack and Lureen are at a lively benefit dinner.
  • They sit at a table with another husband and wife, played by Anna Faris, and the women talk about how their husbands don't want to dance with their wives.
  • So Jack gives Anna Faris a spin on the dance floor. A little Texas Two-Step. Maybe some Texas Waltz. There are a lot of dance moves deep in the heart of Texas.
  • After the dinner, Jack and Randall, the other husband, sit on a bench waiting for their wives, who are off powdering their noses. (And no, that isn't Brokeback slang for "fishing trip," although that would be an interesting twist, wouldn't it?)
  • Randall suggests Jack go with him on a fishing trip sometime.
  • Or should we say "fishing trip." You can practically see the quotes around it as he says it.
  • The wives arrive before Jack can answer.