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Lee Daniels couldn't watch "Brokeback Mountain " for 15 years after turning down chance to direct



-Lee Daniels spoke of how he tried to get "Brokeback Mountain" made.

- Daniels:"It was a very expensive piece to keep and I simply couldn't get the film made.Nobody wanted to see the movie, nobody wanted to make the movie.I couldn't watch the film when it came out, I saw the movie in my head the script was so powerful I saw the entire film in my head because it was so powerful.

-Daniels didn't think a straight directer could do the film justice,but he watched the film 15 years later and had this take.Daniels"I saw it and Ang Lee did a really good job.As a matter of fact,he did it in a way that was palatable for many heterosexuals around the world. I would have probably been more in your face with it,and he did it in a different perceptive.So kudos to him. And I told him that."

-Daniels went on to be nominated for the best director Oscar for"Precious".

_Daniels next film"The United States vs. Billie Holliday" will detail how the famed singer was targeted by the federal department of narcotics lead by a black federal agent who she has a affair with. Andra Day plays Holliday, Trevante Rhodes plays federal agent and lover Jimmy Fletcher, and Natasha Lyonne plays film star Tallulah Bankhead who was also one of Holliday's lovers.

Source:https://twitter.com/EntInsider/status/1272560221915942912
Tags: black celebrities, film, lgbtq film / media
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