Information for Parents Brokeback Mountain Parents Need To Know Read Less Message Characters struggle with homophobia (internalized and directed at them). Violence Sexual tension and homophobia lead to fights; a father describes for his son a terrible murder of a gay man; a scene near the end shows a character's beating death at the hands of brutal homophobes. Sex Gay cowboys' first encounter is rough and surprising to both; later trysts are more poetic, and mostly offscreen. Language Cowboy talk, including slang (derogatory for "homosexual", genitals, and sex acts) and cursing (f-word). Consumerism Tobacco and canned foods show labels. Drinking, Drugs & Smoking Drinking, cigarette rolling and smoking; a brief scene where characters smoke a joint.