Milk may not have won the Best Picture in the Oscars but it sure did move people. In fact it moved them so much that is not hailed by members of the gay community as the movie that will live on. I guess this is true since according to Geoff Korrs of Equality California the movie “will be shown in schools and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) centers around the world.” In that case, it sure has a captive audience already and will continue to rake in revenue, though maybe not the box office hit type of revenue.
According to Milk’s producers though that is quite alright since their goal in making the movie is not so much to make money (though we can be sure they wanted to make enough to at least make a profit!) but to be able to tell the world about Harvey Milk’s story. They seem to have succeeded at that but we’ll have to see just how lasting and huge its impact will be. For the young gay and women who have been inspired by the movie we can be sure at least that there is more awareness about the role Harvey Milk played to help advocate social change.