[Cross-Posted @ Charcoal Ink]
I went to see Milk today. It was a two hour microscopic view of the life of Harvey Milk, an American gay activist who was the first openly gay individual elected to office in California. It was well-made, stylistic and had a tour-de-force performance from Sean Penn*.
I knew there were not going to be any major black characters anyway, so that wasn’t a surprise, but what did surprise me in the film was how Milk uses his energy to earn rights for gay people, noting that the black community have their own black leaders. Continue reading