When Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger swapped spit on screen in Brokeback Mountain, many viewers found it offensive or hilarious.
Call us crazy, but if rumors are two that a pair of beautiful women may be doing the same on screen in the near future, we doubt they’ll receive the same sort of reactions.
Indeed, rumors are circulating that Beyonce Knowles and Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria may be pulling their own Jake and Heath, if director if Sofia Coppola has her way.
The lovely ladies are in talks to play the lead roles in a film version of Tipping the Velvet, the graphic Victorian tale of a love affair between a dance hall star (to be played by Knowles) and a fishmonger’s daughter (Longoria).
“We’ve had Brokeback Mountain, so the time is right for this divine novel to get the same treatment,” said Beyonce last week.
And Longoria confirmed that she’s angling to do the movie. We’re not sure how friend and possible lover, Mario Lopez, would feel about it, however. But it’s probably the same as most other warm-blooded males:
That this is the best new since Britney Spears started being hot again.