Dustin Lance Black On 'Milk' And Mormonism Milk screenwriter and executive producer Dustin Lance Black explains how Harvey Milk, gay rights and his upbringing in the Mormon church influenced his writing.
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Dustin Lance Black On 'Milk' And Mormonism

Milk screenwriter and executive producer Dustin Lance Black explains how Harvey Milk, gay rights and his upbringing in the Mormon church influenced his writing.

This interview was originally broadcast on Nov. 20, 2008.

'Milk' Screenwriter: Harvey Helped Me Come Out

'Milk' Screenwriter: Harvey Helped Me Come Out

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Dustin Lance Black spent three seasons with HBO's polygamy-in-Utah dramedy Big Love — and was the only Mormon writer on the show's staff. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Dustin Lance Black spent three seasons with HBO's polygamy-in-Utah dramedy Big Love — and was the only Mormon writer on the show's staff.

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