March 27, 2006

Stories I Don't Need To See On A Monday Afternoon


Actress SARAH JESSICA PARKER was shocked when her three-year-old son asked to see BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, but feared she would send the wrong message if she refused. The former SEX AND THE CITY star allows JAMES WILKE to watch part of a movie or TV show before he goes to be at night if he behaves during the day. She explains, " He said, 'Mama I've been hearing a lot about a movie lately.' I said, 'What movie?' and he said 'Brokeback Mountain. I've heard it's about two cowboys. I would like to watch it tonight.' "I didn't want to deny him, because I didn't want to set up some idea about what's bad, because of the subject matter. "We live in New York City, we live in the West Village. So we found an 18 minute segment he could watch. "The next day he hugged his nanny and he wouldn't let go and he said, 'That is like the two cowboys in Brokeback Mountain!'"

As a matter of fact, I'm not really sure I even believe this story is true. No three year old that I've ever known talks that way.

But if it is true, color me appalled: "I didn't want to deny him, because I didn't want to set up some idea about what's bad, because of the subject matter."

Uh, Ms. Parker? That's sort of your job, isn't it? You know, as his mother n' stuff?

And if you're worried about turning the kid into some kind of homophobe, how about stepping back and embracing the principle that a three year old shouldn't be watching any movie with strong sexual themes, regardless of who or what is boinking whom.

Yips! to JPod.

Posted by Robert at March 27, 2006 03:17 PM | TrackBack

What's going to happen when the little darling wants to watch "Debbie Does Dallas?"

Posted by: bobgirrl at March 27, 2006 03:37 PM

Or even, for that matter,"Sex and the City"?

Posted by: Brian B at March 27, 2006 05:13 PM

Must. Not. Make. Comment. Must. Not ...

Posted by: Bill from INDC at March 27, 2006 05:36 PM

Perhaps I can lend Ms. Parker my copy of Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks.

Posted by: rbj at March 27, 2006 05:47 PM
...regardless of who or what is boinking whom.

...or what.

Posted by: MRN aka "The Husband" at March 27, 2006 06:18 PM

"No three year old that I've ever known talks that way."

Except for the spawn of Matthew Broderick who MUST have done brokeback with Nathan Lane at some point.

C'mon. HIs mom looks like Cruella DeVille. Two cowboys hugging is a vacation compared to that horror.

Posted by: sadie at March 28, 2006 05:07 AM

I'm with you on that. I actually don't like 3 year-old watching any movies of any kind. Too long -- I can freeze their brains with an inane 30 minute show. Oh well, at least the movie clip allowed the child a tender moment with his NANNY.

Posted by: Marjorie at March 28, 2006 07:56 AM

Don't read this comment, it's horrible. But I can't resist.

Imagine the nanny's new chores if little Royce Walker had seen the whole film...

Posted by: tee bee at March 28, 2006 09:02 AM

That kid is going to wind up with someone's c##k in his mouth.

Posted by: Reg Dunlap at March 28, 2006 04:26 PM