If you were born in and around 1960,
to see this movie
The one thing that kinda shocks me about this movie and the amount of press it's received?
The storm which was raised around BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN.
The #1 question for all the talking heads? "Ummm. Jake? Heath? What was it like to kiss a man?"
And they had, what? A few lip-locks?
Sean Penn was all about the man in MILK. Not only did he passionately represent a dark moment in (gay) American history as a beacon of hope, but he slipped into a persona, and never let go.
He kissed men. He had it believable. He shared a bed with a man, and made the post-coital talk believable.
And while we knew about the end from the beginning, it was as equally heartbreaking as the end of BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, which, somehow, we didn't really see coming.
It's all about media hype.
Jake kisses Heath kisses Jake. STOP THE PRESSES!
Sean Penn kisses, well, a few guys, and, sadly, the press only managed to dilute the moment by tossing a little water its way.
We all have had a BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN in our past. And it was real to each of us.
It is PART of our past, and it was very, very real.
Labels: Dan White, gus van sant, Harvey Milk, MILK, Sean Penn