Annie Proulx's Fan Fiction Nightmare

Posted on September 19, 2008

Pulitzer Prize winning author Annie Proulx is disturbed by all the pornographic fan fiction people have been sending her. Proulx wrote the short story that became the film Brokeback Mountain starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal as gay cowboy lovers. But some fans didn't think the movie was racy enough -- so they've been sending Annie sexually explicit fan fiction to help her "fix" her story.

And she's not happy about it. The film, she says, has become "the source of constant irritation in my private life".

"There are countless people out there who think the story is open range to explore their fantasies and to correct what they see as an unbearably disappointing story," she told The Wall Street Journal.

"They constantly send ghastly manuscripts and p0rnish rewrites of the story to me, expecting me to reply with praise and applause for 'fixing' the story. They certainly don't get the message that if you can't fix it, you've got to stand it."

How annoying for her! The story doesn't need "fixing" -- Annie is perfectly happy with it. Perhaps she should change her email address and get a post office box.

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