Diego, Me Encanta

Forget the new James Bond movie. I'm more excited about Milk, the Harvey Milk biopic starring Sean Penn which comes out on December 5th. The film recounts the story of the first openly gay man to be elected into office in California during the 1970s. Sadly, he was assassinated the following year. The timing of this film's release is uncanny given the recent results of the Prop 8 vote in California.

Milk's allure for me lies in the fact that this is the first major English-language release that Diego Luna has done in years. According to various sources, Diego plays Sean Penn's lover. (I was pursing my lips with envy as I typed that last sentence). Watch the trailer below; you'll see Diego at 0:58, sporting big hair, aviators, and skintight jeans with his arm wrapped around Sean Penn.

I know it's typical of girls with massive celebrity crushes to gush about how great the objects of their affection are; nevertheless, I honestly admire Diego for the audacity and variety of his project choices. Of his more prominent film roles, he's played:
  • A hormonal teenager out to seduce an older woman on a road trip (Y Tu Mama Tambien)
  • A lovelorn journalist with few ambitions in life (Solo Dios Sabe)
  • A dancing teenage heartthrob in pre-revolutionary Cuba (Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights)
  • An airport employee who feeds Tom Hanks (The Terminal)
  • A Michael Jackson impersonator (Mister Lonely)
  • The guilt-ridden best friend of a suicidal schizophrenic (El Bufalo de la Noche)
  • A rookie con artist learning the ropes from a seasoned pro (Criminal)
If Diego isn't enough yummy eye candy for you, Emile Hirsch and James Franco ought to sweeten the deal. Yep, they're in movie too.


  1. Very cool info here, L!

    Thanks for the Uniqlo rec as well :)


  2. hmmm hadnt even heard about milk, cool

  3. Just found you ... fun blog... I love the photo on your title... did you take it? Cheers, D

  4. Diane, thanks for the compliment! I get asked about the banner photo all the time. It's actually a picture of Carrie Bradshaw's closet from SATC that I'd saved to my computer ages ago; I can't remember where it's from. I adjusted the brightness and transparency of the photo so that my title shows up better.

  5. Ahhh that looks so good! Lots of hotties and a movie about something that is (sadly) still relevant and incredibly important today.
    Let us know what you think once you see it. We'll be watching too!

  6. I heard this movie and actually read a headline recently that suggested that if the movie Milk had been released earlier, there may have been a different outcome on Proposition 8? Interesting nonetheless.
    Anyway, I STILL implore you to watch James Bond. He is too sexy for words. I PROMISE YOU.

  7. Looks very promising, as long as Sean Penn doesn't ham it up too much.

  8. Interesting, Harvey Milk was the first openly gay man? I learned something new :).

  9. Secretista, the first openly gay man elected into office in California anyway. :-)

  10. I went to see BOnd and it wasn't that good but I am also looking forward to seeing this movie...

    P.S. I just came across your blog... and it is always so nice to find fellow Canadian bloggers :)

  11. Ooh, this is exciting. Besides the new James Bond was...disappointing.

  12. I'm excited about this movie too. I had no idea Diego Luna was in it. He's the hotness so that definitely adds to the appeal.


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