Movie Review: Milk

Now we understand why Sean Penn won the Oscar this year. What a fabulously heartbreaking story about a very real struggle that occurred in the 70’s, yet seems to be happening all over again. The second verse, same as the first. My biggest complaint about the movie was that it had a beginning and an end to the story….I know that it was a documentary, and the film ended with some inspiring words by Harvey Milk; but for those reasons, it felt like it was just that: a story that already happened. Where to the contrary, it’s a story that continues to be written. And as recent votes in Colorado, California, and across the country show…it’s still a battle that needs lots of work to overcome the bigotry that exists.

When Sean Penn won the Best Actor Oscar, he made a comment in his speech that need repeating: “I think that it is a good time for those who voted for the ban against gay marriage to sit and reflect and anticipate their great shame and the shame in their grandchildren’s eyes if they continue that way of support,” he said. “We’ve got to have equal rights for everyone.”



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