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Friday, October 17, 2008

Milk Trailer

posted by on October 17 at 7:53 AM

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If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet.

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 17, 2008 8:09 AM

nice to see the younguns quoting harvey milk, even though this all happened long before you were born, mr. poe. i am very much looking forward to this. shall we see it together, you, me and le juif?

Posted by scary tyler moore | October 17, 2008 8:15 AM

Lez do it.

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 17, 2008 8:20 AM

I cannot wait to see this movie.

Posted by Balt-O-Matt | October 17, 2008 8:35 AM

I saw the trailer before Religulous and I got half way through it before I realized it was Sean Penn.

Posted by muggims | October 17, 2008 8:48 AM

Gosh, Sean Penn actually looks like he's acting for real again!

Posted by Yeek | October 17, 2008 8:55 AM

Yeah, Sean Penn has lost the hot. He looks like one of those dried apple-face dolls sold at craft fairs.

Posted by we pay cash | October 17, 2008 8:56 AM

@ 2: Let's not try to establish a hierarchy of who remembers/was impacted by/can quote harvey milk.

even the trailer was hard to watch...

Posted by Jessie | October 17, 2008 8:57 AM

I was 5 when he was shot. Grew up in the Bay Area. I actually remember it. Somewhere in the back of my mind he was a hero to me while I was growing up.
I am going to be in SF the weekend of the opening. I would love to see it there - but I can't decide if I should - I think I'll start bawling the minute it starts.

Posted by onion | October 17, 2008 9:04 AM

I was in high school when Harvey Milk was assassinated. It barely made the news outside of California because it happened only a couple days after the much more dramatic Jonestown mass suicide, which totally dominated the news for months, kinda like the OJ Simpson trial. I didn't really know much about Milk until years later when I came out.

I'm very curious to see this movie.

Posted by Reverse Polarity | October 17, 2008 10:00 AM

Oh, good. Van Sant finally put his negligible talent to use.

This movie actually looks pretty great.

Posted by Harvey!!! | October 17, 2008 10:11 AM

i actually smell oscar.

Posted by max solomon | October 17, 2008 10:17 AM

After seeing The Times of Harvey Milk documentary when I was in high school, it inspired me to come out and lit a fire in my heart that still burns strongly today. I cried just watching this preview.

Posted by bob | October 17, 2008 10:22 AM

So Gus Van Sant's made a movie about milk. The next logical step is for Todd Haynes to make a movie about ... (drum roll) ... COOKIES!!!

Yay radical gay filmmakers! Yay milk and cookies!

Posted by Cookie W. Monster | October 17, 2008 10:28 AM

@10: Barely made news? On the contrary. The assisination of the mayor and Harvey Milk made large headlines everywhere.

Posted by raindrop | October 17, 2008 12:07 PM

@13-they have shots for that "fire" now, bob. go see your dr.

Posted by sorry charlie | October 17, 2008 2:15 PM

well, since his killer used a Twinkie defense, that seems obvious, Mr. Cookie Monster.
Still, interesting how long it took for this film to get made.
Watching the morons protesting it will be even funnier. Spouting their quaint, irrelevant rhetoric as happy "normal" people go to see a movie about a brave man and not care about what the couple two seats down does when out of the theatre.

Posted by pastrychef | October 17, 2008 3:01 PM

I had the same reaction, bob.

Posted by Dan Savage | October 17, 2008 4:04 PM

11: Van Sant is a considerable talent. But thanks anyway for your dumb Internet "opinion."

Posted by Jay | October 17, 2008 11:21 PM

i got chills from that trailer. penn looks so amazing.

Posted by kaley | October 18, 2008 8:34 AM

Sean Penn is an amazing actor.

Posted by gk | October 18, 2008 2:34 PM

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