The movie trailer for Gus Van Sant’s Milk is online, and it looks like we could have an outside Oscar contender on our hands. The movie stars Sean Penn as the first openly gay elected official in – you guessed it – San Francisco and looks to have the right combination of grit, power and acting to propel it into awards season. Honestly, I haven’t heard any buzz about this film one way or the other, and in fact hadn’t even heard of the movie itself until the trailer was released. Milk is not exactly a title that stands out to me, though now that I know the film is about Harvey Milk – a person I’ve never heard about – it makes sense.
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