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Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story (TV Movie 1992) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • Based on the true-life story of one young, pretty, intelligent, middle-class and HIV AIDS stricken Alison (Ali) Gertz. Molly Ringwald plays the titular character who has to come to terms with her illness and the lives affected from all-sides, who, also having to come to terms with a new, modern disease and the dealings of ignorance that was the nineteen-eighties. This is Alison Gertz's story via her teachings of her condition to a world still waking-up to this social stigma and of the courage, sadness and love that her short life touched.

    - Written by Cinema_Fan
  • As one of a myriad of early 1990s TV movies centering around the AIDS issue. Molly Ringwald stars as Alison Gertz, an upscale Manhattanite who thinks she knows her way around. Still, Alison conducts an "unprotected" one-night affair, which results in her contacting the AIDS virus. Despite her alleged smarts, Alison continues to seek out sexual partners and can't understand why they're reluctant to sleep with her, even though she belatedly offers to use contraceptives.

    - Written by Christy Ann
  • An AIDS-stricken woman becomes a leader in the struggle to educate people about the disease and its prevention.

    - Written by Anonymous

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