Smith's Brokeback Ordeal
Hollywood director Kevin Smith's personal experience of anal problems makes him watch Brokeback Mountain in a whole new light. The Chasing Amy film-maker regularly suffers from haemorrhoids and after one bout left him with particularly excruciating bowl movement, he opted for an anal fissure to end the pain. Smith says, "After watching Brokeback Mountain recently, I can't imagine how Jake Gyllenhaal's character couldn't not be sporting an anal fissure of his own after his first mountain-top tryst with Heath Ledger's ENNIS DEL MAR, when only a palm full of saliva acted as lubricant." Both actors were Oscar nominated for playing star-crossed cowboy lovers in the Ang Lee movie.