With Ang Lee discussing Brokeback Mountain here tonight and a Warhol show in the galleries, this seems particularly apropos: The Smoking Gun posts FBI documents from 1968 in which they were investigating whether Andy Warhol was involved with the interstate transportation of obscene material. The offending film, scoped out by two agents at a San Francisco festival, was a gay cowboy saga called Lonesome Cowboy. As TSG writes, “Though not as polished as Pauline Kael or Roger Ebert, the agents still get two thumbs up for delivering this marvelously entertaining report.”
From January 19 through 26, the Walker hosts “Factory Films,” a series of Warhol’s early films. Alas, Lonesome Cowboy won’t be screened.