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Milk is a American biographical film based on the life of gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk , who was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Attempts to put Milk's life to film followed a documentary of his life and the aftermath of his assassination , titled The Times of Harvey Milk , which was loosely based upon Randy Shilts 's biography, The Mayor of Castro Street the film won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for , and was awarded Special Jury Prize at the first Sundance Film Festival , among other awards. Various scripts were considered in the early s, but projects fell through for different reasons, until The film was released to much acclaim and earned numerous accolades from film critics and guilds for Penn's performance, Van Sant's directing, and the screenplay, it received 8 Oscar nominations at the 81st Academy Awards , including Best Picture and went on to win two: Best Actor for Penn, his second Oscar, and Best Original Screenplay for Black. The film opens with archival footage of police raiding gay bars and arresting patrons during the s and s, followed by Dianne Feinstein 's November 27, announcement to the press that Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone had been assassinated.

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What might look like melodramatic posturing instead became a poignant epitaph. Lauded by critics and laden with awards, Milk ought to be that avenging ricochet from Harvey's skull, shooting down prejudice and dishonesty. But it isn't. Far from "destroying every closet door", it instead builds a brand new bullet proof one around its subject's sex life. Van Sant's film is, in fact, living a lie.

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Home Issues Part One: Queer spaces, places an Un-quaring San Francisco in Milk Accordingly, the largely gay white male population of the Castro District becomes a monolithic emblem of queer history in the city, and restricts access to the queer histories of the Tenderloin and Mission districts, among others. While it is perhaps unsurprising that Milk , a prestige Hollywood film, engages homonormative depictions of queerness, the fact that Test , an American indie, presents San Francisco in a similar manner demonstrates how pernicious this discourse is and that it persists no matter the industrial formation.
What We Know So Far. Does it reinforce negative stereotypes? Does it provide an accurate cross-section of the diverse LGBT community? How many think pieces will it incite?