My best friend sent me this parody video, Brokeback Beit Midrash. As you might expect, it’s a parody of Brokeback Mountain, but instead of two cowboys falling in love with each other, it’s two yeshiva bochurs. The video is amusing, I guess (for a parody, it’s fairly well done) but I really don’t know what the subtext is. Is it mocking? Is it pointing out the ridiculousness of the way Orthodoxy treats the queer community? Is it just homophobic?
Jeremy thinks it’s just a parody and I shouldn’t look too deeply into it, but I don’t know… to me, there has to be something else here.
Pronounced: yuh-SHEE-vuh or yeh-shee-VAH, Origin: Hebrew, a traditional religious school, where students mainly study Jewish texts.