WASHINGTON (Reuters)--In a surprisingly public disclosure, President Bush has revealed that he will star in a sequel to the award-winning yet controversial movie ‘Brokeback Mountain,' which he also stated that he "thoroughly enjoyed."
During a Q&A session at Kansas State University, a young male student humorously asked Bush if he has seen the Hollywood hit about two homosexual cowboys in Wyoming. But Bush's answer startled the audience.
"I have seen it and thoroughly enjoyed it," Bush said flatly of the critically acclaimed love story, to nervous laughter.
He added defensively, "Sure, I've seen that movie dozens of times. So what if it deals with two fag ranch hands? I'm going to star in the sequel to the movie later this year. I'd love to talk about the movie if you come out to my ranch," the president told the thousands of students and professors in the audience.
"Brokeback Mountain" has won the Golden Globe award for best motion picture drama and top honors from the Producers Guild of America. The movie has so far earned $155 million and had been a major success in the conservative, red-neck towns and cities of Texas and other rural states that helped elect and reelect Bush.
Bush also admitted that he has long cultivated the image of a rancher in the Wild West, donning cowboy boots, blue jeans and leather chaps to clear brush on his sprawling Texas property.
Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Proulx wrote the short story that the film is based on, published in the New Yorker in 1997. The story went on to win an O. Henry prize and a National Magazine Award.
She has also written the new screenplay for the sequel to the Oscar contending movie, which will also have performances by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal as Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist.
The sequel will be called "Brokeback Whitehouse" in which Twist discovers he has a rich queer uncle in Washington, DC. They get invited to the White House and the president helps them drill an oil well in Wyoming.
The new movie will also star Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, Scooter Libby and a number of CIA and Secret Service men.