Howl is a 2010 gay film about Allen Ginsberg who was one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. Allen was gay and struggled with homosexuality given the laws and acceptance at the time. He first came out as gay to Jack who he met in college. His love for Jack made him to begin writing poems. The poems were later published into a book called Howl. Some people saw the book as promoting homosexuality and lacking literal value. A case was lodged in the court accusing the publisher of selling obscene material. The judge finds that although the book might be vulgar the words are important for the context of the poem. He finds the defendant not guilty of obscenity. Allen's biggest fear was his dad reading the poems and what he would think about them. Allen later embraced his homosexuality after years of denial and mental illness. He lived the rest of his life with his gay partner Peter.