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MILK (2008)

MILK <span>(2008)</span> artwork

MILK (2008)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 125

Release dates 23/01/2009

Ratings Info Contains strong language and sex references

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Gus Van Sant

Cast includes Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, James Franco, Diego Luna, Alison Pill, Victor Garber, Denis O'Hare, Joseph Cross, Howard Rosenman, Brandon Boyce, Kelvin Yu, Stephen Spinella, Lucas Grabeel, Jeff Koons

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 13/01/2009

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

MILK is a biographical drama about the life of an openly gay councillor in 1970s San Francisco.


There are over ten uses of strong language ('f**k'), as well as uses of moderate bad language such as 'prick'.


There are strong references which include references to anal and oral sex. There is also a scene of moderate sex when it is implied that a man begins to perform fellatio on his partner.

There is a scene of moderate violence when a man is repeatedly shot with blood visible upon impact.

There is a scene of drug use in which a man smokes marijuana.

There are uses of discriminatory language ('faggot', 'puff') and discriminatory remarks made against gay characters, but these views are all negatively presented.

There are brief instances of natural male buttock and female breast nudity.


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Technicolor Home Entertainment Services,Momentum Theatrical
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