Description - Say it Out Loud by Adam Sutton
The journey of a real cowboy. When Heath Ledger finished reading the script for Brokeback Mountain - a film about a love affair between two American cowboys - he thought of his friend Adam Sutton, and told him, 'I've just read this script and it sounds a lot like you.' He was right- Adam's own life was reflected in many of the film's themes. Brokeback Mountain went on to establish itself as a cultural landmark and its impact was felt far beyond the cinema- it was a human story, not a gay story, and audiences of every type responded around the world. Similarly, when Adam Sutton's story appeared on the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald, the response was immediate and extraordinary. 'Meet Heath's mate, the real gay cowboy,' the headline ran, and thousands did - setting a sales record for the paper, and prompting the TV program Australian Story to devote an episode to Adam's story. By nature Adam is a masculine daredevil who survives on the strength of his boisterous character. He is 'the crazy bastard' - the maddest, bravest bloke in the room - who has faced tragedy, a prison stint, and five long years on the road, but who could not face himself. His e
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Neil McMahon has a 25-year history in Australian and international journalism. He began his career in 1985 on the Sun News-Pictorial in Melbourne, before moving to The Age in 1990. In 1991 he moved to South Africa, where he covered the dying days of apartheid and the rise of Nelson Mandela from prisoner to president for two major American dailies, the Washington Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. He spent most of the decade working in Africa, covering everything from Mandela's first vote to the civil war in Somalia. He then worked at the Sydney Morning Herald for 10 years travelling widely as one of the paper's senior writers, a story teller who has chronicled everything from the aftermath of the tsunami in Thailand, to the travails of Schapelle Corby, Michelle Leslie and the Bali Nine in Indonesia.