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09.04.08 29 Comments

Penn gets his first eyeful of James Franco’s prosthesis

After the jump, I’ve got the first trailer for Milk, which premiered last night. Directed by Gus Van Sant, Sean Penn plays Harvey Milk, San Francisco’s first openly gay city councilman. It looks like they made this from the perspective that Milk is some kind of courageous crusader for the rights of the little guy. I don’t want to spoil the movie, but Milk later gets murdered in cold blood by Dan White (Josh Brolin), who uses the “Twinkie defense” to beat a murder rap and ends up serving only five years in prison. I’m not sure how they’ll paint that as a heartwarming triumph over adversity. Unless there’s, like, a lot of prison rape. They say prison rape is the great equalizer.

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