Milk – a difficult movie to watch + commentary

Let Your Light Shine

Milk (2008)
128 min  –  Biography | Drama | History
The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California’s first openly gay elected official.

I watched Milk on TV last night. It was shown on the USA network, so it was not edited, at least that I could tell. If it was edited, it was only to remove an occasional F Bomb.

It is a damned difficult film to watch. There are times when a casual viewer might want to avert their eyes. This movie, much like the man it is about, is up in your face.

The history lesson is good; the portrait of the 2nd half of the 70’s enjoyable. There is a lot of archival footage of familiar faces and voices, such as Walter Cronkite on the CBS Evening News, Tom Brokaw on The…

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