Written on Apr 11 09 // Gay Movies.

An excellent biography of Harvey Milk (Sean Penn) following the openly gay politician from his arrival in San Francisco to his assassination by Dan White (Josh Brolin). Harvey’s arrival in San Francisco with his then lover Scott (James Franco) and his struggle to reach elected office show a bleaker time in the gay rights movement provide a reminder of how things were only a couple of decades ago when the thought of even one state with gay marriage didn’t seem possible. Milk’s struggle for gay civil rights went a long way to propelling us to where we are today, despite his short time in office before he and then Mayor George Moscone were shot by Dan White (who pioneered the “Twinkie Defense” in his trial). Milk.

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