Wednesday, November 19, 2008

New "Milk" clips on YouTube

New Theatre

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."


K. Holden Helena said...

I don't know exactly why, but I feel I MUST re-watch The Life And Time Of Harvey Milk before I see the hollywood-y version. So excited. Planning on bringing a box of Kleenex.

BGreen said...

If you have not seen "The Times of Harvey Milk" recently, I would actually advise you NOT to watch it again until after you've seen "Milk."

I don't really want to say why, though, because it might color your first impressions of "Milk," and that's the last thing I want to do.