Sean Penn Got Into Character For Milk With Disco And Hot Wings

Sean-Penn-in-MilkSean Penn’s 2008 Oscar-winning performance in Milk as the titular gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk was nothing if not a proper salute to a fallen hero of the LGBT community.

But it’s his recent revelation on Conan about how he prepared each day of shooting in San Francisco that got us thinking about the film in a new way.

If this anecdote is to be believed, Penn prepped each morning with a plate of spicy chicken wings and a rousing jam sesh to The Weather Girl’s 1982 hit “It’s Raining Men” as he entered the Castro.

Or as he calls it, “homosexuality by musical hypnosis.”

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