Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this documentary provides an unvarnished examination of a despicable act: the assassination of gay San Francisco politician Harvey Milk. Though the crime itself isn't shown, the buildup to it and the aftermath could be upsetting for viewers under 12. Teens and adults will find it a thought-provoking piece of history.
Some kissing. Shirtless men dancing in the streets of San Francisco.
Harvey Milk is assassinated. News footage shows cops running though City Hall and ambulances wailing. Some rioting after his death. Nothing gory but certainly upsetting.
Occasional swearing, including "asshole" and "f--k." An interview subject uses the word "fruit" to describe Milk.
No matter your beliefs, this is a powerful portrayal of civic engagement.
Signage in Castro district shops, including Harvey Milk's camera shop. Mention of Coors beer in the context of a beverage boycott. Logos for TV channels.
Drugs / Tobacco /