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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Disappointed in "Milk" The Film

Dan can't understand why I am not a fan of the film Milk. The film left me wanting something with more passion, more excitement, and more anger over what happened to Harvey...and what is happening to gay people today. Nancy Goldstein writing on Huffington gets it right. She's disappointed in the film also:

Van Sant's gentrified Milk reflects gay activism's increasingly apologetic tone. We don't always need to be burning police cars to prove our cred, but we shouldn't be inviting homophobes to the table, then singing their praises if they don't spit on us. It's not about hugging Rick Warren and being satisfied that at least he's being nice about denying us our civil rights. Politeness has become homophobia's most popular mask.

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