3 of 5 stars
I didn't want to watch this film for a while after seeing Sean Penn be a complete prick during the Academy Awards where he took the opportunity to get on a political soap box. But ultimately, I had wanted to see it, and after that faded a bit we rented it.
It's a good depiction of the history of the homosexual world in politics, and you get a really clear understanding from what happened starting with this politician in San Francisco. It was frustrating (mostly to my husband) to see these gay guys being so irresponsible and flamboyant and silly when they were working so hard toward liberation and credibility as humans and trying to get others to accept them. Throwing their sexuality in everyone's face by being raunchy is not helping others warm up to you. You'd think they'd try and depict how "normal" they are, and just like everyone else in behavior. It just seemed counter productive to what the film (and the people in real life probably) was trying to do.
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