Sean Penn is one of those guys whose abilities are such that we would almost be more amazed if he actually turned out a horrible—hell, even just a mediocre—performance for a change. Well, if the new trailer for the biopic Milk is any indication, we're gonna have to wait a little bit longer for him to stumble.

So, having said that, and knowing Penn will most likely receive an Oscar nod for his portrayal of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official, let's turn our attention to what makes this sneak peek so interesting to watch. Simply put: witnessing modern-day actors channel the 1970s, especially the young'uns who didn't even live through them. There's nothing quite like seeing Emile Hirsch with a big curly mop top while James Franco sports the cheesiest 'stache since the disco decade.

What are your thoughts? Will you be able to get past the fashion faux pas and focus on a flick about an otherwise serious and important topic? Let us know in the comments.

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