Wednesday, November 19, 2008
New "Milk" clips on YouTube
This is one of six new "Milk" clips that Focus Features has put on YouTube, ranging from 24 seconds to a minute and seven seconds in length.
I like this one because its tone reminds me of something that once happened to me in the rotunda at City Hall. After one of Willie Brown's many mass civil partner ceremonies, I was talking to a friend at the foot of these stairs when a City Supervisor (who will remain nameless) came over with a big, mischievous grin on his face
"Come over here," he whispered, and he dragged us over to the foot of the stairs. He pointed up at the inside of the dome and said, "Look up there. What's it decorated with? It's naked male torsos."
Then he turned us around and pointed to the top of the stairs.
"And look up there. Naked men, naked men and naked men. And that one's got his hand on his THING!"
Then he smiled and said, "Don't tell me that gay men haven't always been a part of this city."