Author Annie Proulx, who wrote BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, tells the Wall Street Journal that the fanfic ripped off from her work by "remedial writers" is a "source of constant irritation."
to explore their fantasies and to correct what they see as an
unbearably disappointing story. They constantly send ghastly
manuscripts and pornish rewrites of the story to me, expecting me to
reply with praise and applause for "fixing" the story. […] They do not understand the original story, they know nothing of
copyright infringement—i.e., that the characters Jack Twist and Ennis
Del Mar are my intellectual property
Defamer comments on all the insipid BROKEBACK fanfic.
the original story if a sequel just happens to involve Ennis Del Mar
meeting the slain Jack Twist's identical twin (coincidentally, also
gay!). When will the internet accept that Proulx's simple, elegant tale
simply can't be done justice by a poorly written Livejournal follow-up?
(Thanks to Sue for the heads-up!)