A new theory is percolating about Gus Van Sant's , the biopic about slain SF City Supervisor and gay rights activist Harvey Milk, and Prop. 8, the same-sex marriage ban. It's this: Could an earlier release date for Milk have helped change the Prop 8 vote? Slate asked that question today. Well, they asked two:"How does Proposition 8 change the meaning...of Milk?" and "[I]f the film had found an audience early enough, could it have made a difference?" In our post-Prop. 8 world those are good questions, ones that we personally cannot answer. But one thing is for sure: Milk will land the sympathy vote come Oscar night.