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Movie: Strike a Pose

About Madonna's dancers on 1990 Blonde ambition tour and in the 1991 movie In bed with Madonna. Reveals some heartbreaking backstage stories about real people that remained untold.
posted by roolya_boolya on Aug 6, 2016 - 4 comments

Podcast: 99% Invisible: 173- Awareness

By the late 1980s, AIDS had been in the United States for almost a decade. AIDS became the number one killer of young men in New York City, then of young men in the country, then of young men and women in the country. Despite the gravity of the AIDS crisis, in the late 1980s there was little public acknowledgement of AIDS. A group of artists in Manhattan decided to change that. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Jul 23, 2015 - 6 comments

Movie: Parting Glances

Parting Glances was one of the first major films about out, gay characters and AIDS and portrayed an unusual (for Hollywood) love triangle that was deeply grounded in queer sensibilities. The film launched the career of Steve Buscemi and featured hits from Bronski Beat. Reviews were mixed at the time, but it continues to be recognized as groundbreaking.
posted by latkes on Dec 10, 2014 - 4 comments

Movie: We Were Here

An intimate and moving documentary about the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco, told through interviews with just five people who lived through its beginnings. [more inside]
posted by latkes on Dec 8, 2014 - 1 comment

Movie: How to Survive a Plague

Using yards of archival footage, most shot by activists, How to Survive a Plague documents the work of ACT UP New York and their splinter group, TAG - Treatment Action Group - in their efforts to push the government to increase research into HIV treatment in the 1980s and 90s. Not just an informative and moving historical chronicle, this film uses tight editing and directing to create an exciting and compelling storyline. [more inside]
posted by latkes on Dec 2, 2014 - 3 comments

Movie: Philadelphia

When a man with AIDS is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Nov 28, 2014 - 13 comments

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