The Jamaican Cinematograph Authority on Tuesday passed Brokeback Mountain,
permitting the gay-cowboy romance to be shown in two theaters in a country
where homosexuality is outlawed. In an interview with Britain's Guardian
newspaper, Major Neil Lewis of the Family Life Ministries, one of numerous
religious groups that had sought to have the film banned in the country, said
that he was "distressed" by the watchdog's action. "We are allowing Hollywood
to swamp us with the wrong things. It is dragging us down into the maelstrom of
immorality," he said.
The acclaimed performer had just cancelled touring due to a battle with cancer.
Many ticket-holders couldn't get into the O2 Arena show on Tuesday night (September 19th) because they didn't bring photo ID to match their booking.