Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 American romantic drama film that depicts the complex romantic and sexual relationship between two men in the American West from 1963 to 1983. Brokeback Mountain is the story of ranch hand Ennis del Mar (Heath Ledger) and rodeo cowboy Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal), two young men who meet and fall in love on the fictional Brokeback Mountain in Wyoming in 1963. The film documents their relationship over the next twenty years.
In "The Tan Aquatic with Steve Zissou", Brian is given a copy of a film directed by Devon, a party guest of Stewie Griffin's. He explains that the film is a version of Brokeback Mountain that is told from the point of view of the horses.
When Stewie walks in while Brian is watching The Outlaw Josey Wales in "Herpe, the Love Sore", he makes an allusion to Brokeback Mountain when he inquires about the cowboys having sex with each other.