Milk is the new film from Gus Van Sant about Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to public office as a city supervisor in San Francisco. He was also murdered (natch, America is #1!) by a fellow city supervisor (un-natch, WHUUUT?). Trailer, you guys:

I like Gus Van Sant and I think that this movie looks interesting and that Harvey Milk’s story is one that definitely deserves to actually be told (sorry, Ray. You are bullshit) but I can’t shake the painful and distracting echoes of I Am Sam in Sean Penn’s performance. He likes to hear the homosexual community read, because it makes him happy, it makes him happy when the homosexual community reads. Yikes. He should win some kind of lifetime achievement Oscar for all the hard work he’s done trying to get one. A Special Oscar if you will.

Comments (9)
  1. This movie should win an award for unflattering period hairstyles.

    Is the Dan White trial part of the film?

  2. Joe  |   Posted on Sep 3rd, 2008 -2

    I wouldn’t even see this celluloid monstrosity if Blaine Edwards and Antoine Merriweather gave it two snaps up. I can’t wait for thirty years from now when the Republicans start making outsider art about how hard it was to be hated. That’s full circle like a Terry Silver roundhouse kick.

  3. not twice  |   Posted on Sep 3rd, 2008 0

    I think this echoes “All the King’s Men” more than “I am Sam”

    at least Brolin looks tough

  4. lala  |   Posted on Sep 3rd, 2008 -2

    Right, because Ray Charles’ story didn’t deserve to be told. More baseless douchebaggery from Gabe!

  5. mr susan  |   Posted on Sep 4th, 2008 0

    gabe has a point, in that i can guarantee you that there were more people who knew about ray charles and at least a small amount of his life story (pre-’ray’) than there are people who currently know about harvey milk and dan white and the twinkie defense…who aren’t from the san francisco bay area.

    unless that wasn’t gabe’ point.

  6. Isn’t this the case that raised the now legendary “Twinkie Defense”?

  7. Just netflix the life and times of harvey milk, narrated by the life and times of harvey feirstein. (SP?) that shit is good.

  8. Diego Luna and James Franco…that is one hot homosexual community

  9. i can not wait till the new trns formers is released, i want one for myself,,,,hee hee could u imagine having a kick — car that could transform,,,

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