By Michael Slezak
Updated March 03, 2006 at 08:34 PM EST

Our friends at Defamer have declared the death of the Brokeback Mountain parody, now that the New York Times has taken a sober look at the phenomenon that includes such groaning deconstructions as ”close-ups, especially viewed at length, are intrinsically erotic.”

But wait just a second: The producers of Lost have just clued PopWatch in to Brokeback Island, voted by the series’ producers, cast and crew as their favorite of the many BrokebackLost spoofs they’ve seen in recent weeks. It’s pretty funny stuff (you have to love the way it reinterprets Sawyers’ ”You know what? I’m sensitive to you.”). Still, I’m wondering how EW’s Jeff Jensen is going to work this nugget into his already complex theory about what’s really happening to the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815.

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