Milk

LGBT Content: Gay, Lesbian
Genre: Biography, Drama
Rating: R
Director: Gus Van Sant
Writer: Dustin Lance Black
Starring: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch, James Franco
Distributor: Focus Features
Release Date: 11/26/08

Synopsis: Harvey Milk (Penn) was one of the first openly gay men in the nation elected to office in 1977. A year later, he was assassinated by Dan White (Brolin), a rival politician. Also included in the story is Scott Smith (Franco), Milk's lover and campaign manager, as well as gay rights activist Cleve Jones (Hirsch), who went on to form the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt.

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