Saturday, February 4, 2006
Brokeback Alpha Dog
I was first informed in November of 2004 about Justin Timberlake’s new movie “Alpha Dog” (opens on Feb. 24, 2006).
Timberlake plays a character named “Frankie Ballenbacher” and the movie is based on the real life of Jesse James Hollywood, a drug dealer who became one of the youngest men ever to be on the FBI's most wanted list.
Why would a hardcore criminal get a tattoo that says 溜冰 “ice skating” on his arm?
Perhaps he is a “brokeback” alpha dog.
Update: Reader Theresa says:
Here's a link to Tinsley Transfers, a company that apparently provides most of Hollywood with its temporary tattoos. It should interest you to see that characters are not only listed as Chinese/Japanese "symbols", but that they are listed under the TRIBAL section of the webpage. Funny, I don't see one that says "Hakka."
Related: Brokeback Hour, Brokeback Heat, Brokeback to the Future, Broke Mac Mountain