The movie "Milk" is named after Harvey Milk (who is played by Sean Penn) who was a political activist for the gay community back in the 70's. Milk is based off of the struggles that gay and lesibian's (mainly gay men) had in their life. The struggles consisted of minimal or no rights (i.e. employment rights), no recognition or respect whatsoever. Harvey Milk tries year after year to get into political office, until he eventually gets it. The main focus from there on is fighting to have the gay community given equal rights, and recognition in society, and in this movies case, the United States. The movie highlights just how much of an inspirational leadering Harvey Milk was, and shows the rights he faught to get for the gay community.
Although the message is loud and clear, it is not a movie that everyone would be comfortable watching. There are many scenes in the film with men kissing other men, and there is also mature theme, profane language, violence, and disturbing images. However the film strongly, and successfully gets their point across with (hopefully) a lesson learned at the end of the film. So for that, I give the film 5/5 stars.