In 1994 Pedro Zamora was the first HIV-positive homosexual to appear in a reality show on MTV. The audience of 'The Real World: San Francisco' identified easily with this intelligent, ... See full summary »



(screenplay), (story) | 1 more credit »
4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Along a young man's search for independence and sexual discovery are deceit, loneliness and perhaps a chance to love.

Director: Dustin Lance Black
Stars: Corey Spears, Steve Tyler, Josh Jacobson
The Circle (2014)
Documentary | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Zurich, 1956. The young teacher Ernst Ostertag falls head over heels in love with the transvestite star Robi Rapp and finds himself torn between his bourgeois existence and his commitment ... See full summary »

Director: Stefan Haupt
Stars: Matthias Hungerbühler, Peter Jecklin, Marie Leuenberger
Swoon (1992)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The true story of gay lovers, Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold Jr. who kidnapped and murdered a child in the early 1920s for kicks. The plot covers the months before the crime, the ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Kalin
Stars: Daniel Schlachet, Craig Chester, Ron Vawter
Radiant Sea (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Marek starts as a trainee on a container ship. It's 197 meters long, 30 meters wide, and bound for Martinique. Full of anticipation, he leaves his parents' farm in Western Pomerania and ... See full summary »

Director: Stefan Butzmühlen
Stars: Martin Sznur, Jules Sagot, Katharina Melchior
On the Bus (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

On The Bus' original intention was to be a fun-loving, rambunctious, half-hour Internet program about a group of young, gay men on a bus trip from Los Angeles to Burning Man, a festival of ... See full summary »

Director: Dustin Lance Black
Stars: Dustin Lance Black, Damon Intrabartolo, William Kaufman
Romeos (2011)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A drama centered on the relationship between a young man and a transsexual who is transitioning from female to male.

Director: Sabine Bernardi
Stars: Rick Okon, Maximilian Befort, Liv Lisa Fries
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A posthumous look at the last days of Guenther's life as he, his best friend, and his sister let loose on a four-day binge of alcohol, drugs, and sex.

Director: Achim von Borries
Stars: Daniel Brühl, August Diehl, Anna Maria Mühe
In Bloom (2013)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two young men experience the pain of separation and broken hearts after an unexpected breakup during a restless Chicago summer.

Director: Chris Michael Birkmeier
Stars: Kyle Wigent, Tanner Rittenhouse, Adam Fane
Esteros (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Matias and Jeronimo know each other since childhood. Their friendship takes a new turn during the holiday before starting high school when they both experience their sexual awakening. ... See full summary »

Director: Papu Curotto
Stars: Ignacio Rogers, Esteban Masturini, Joaquín Parada
Perpetual (2016)
Short | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Mørke Rum (Perpetual) is an unconventional love story that centers around a private booth at a seedy sex club. The young Sebastian explores his sexuality and seeking sex/love online. He ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Ahlén Lavrsen
Stars: Nicolas Wollesen, Mads Hjulmand, Sofie Topp-Duss
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Two guys who make a pact to lose their virginity before prom find their friendship tested when one of them comes out of the closet.

Director: Chris Nelson
Stars: Nicholas Braun, Hunter Cope, Dakota Johnson
Campfire (2000)
Short | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Short about a camping trip for scouts where a boy falls in love with his best friend and causes tension in the scouting group.

Director: Bavo Defurne
Stars: Joram Schurmans, Koen Van Heule, Circé Lethem


Cast overview, first billed only:
Pedro Zamora
Sean Sasser
Roy Sanchez ...
Hector Zamora
Teresa Hernández ...
Mrs. Zamora
Alexis Garcia ...
Amy Lewis ...
Rafael Mondino ...
Jesus (as Jorge Blanco Cruz)
Leonardo Castro ...
Hector Jr. (as Leonardo Striche)


In 1994 Pedro Zamora was the first HIV-positive homosexual to appear in a reality show on MTV. The audience of 'The Real World: San Francisco' identified easily with this intelligent, good-looking Latino. His presence on the show also meant that audiences in the United States and abroad had to engage with the topic of AIDS. A screen adaptation of Pedro Zamora's life: his childhood in Havana as the youngest of eight children, his emigration to the United States, his hard work as an AIDS activist, his appearance on 'The Real World' as well as the short time that was left to him subsequently. Written by Warsaw Film Festival

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Celebrity. Activist. Icon. See more »



Parents Guide:



Official Sites:




Release Date:

1 April 2009 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


See  »

Did You Know?


Filmed in 18 days in Puerto Rico and a few days in San Francisco. See more »


At one point, a doctor asks Pedro what age he is, to which he replies "23". The doctor says this is correct, but in reality, Pedro died when he was 22 years old. See more »


References I Love Lucy (1951) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Well Made TV Movie about HIV and Reality TV
15 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought the movie did a good job of portraying the realities of HIV in the early 90's while showing some restraint. The actor Loyenz gave a believable, strong performance as Pedro. In the early days of MTV's reality show the Real World it didn't take much to become celebrity and Pedro used that to educate and promote the HIV/AIDS causes as he had before joining the cast. Sadly like so many in those times he died of his affliction but not before leaving his mark on not only family and friends but a nation and my hope is this film reminds us all of what came before and what we still must do, safe sex for gays and straights, helps prevent the spread of STD's, HIV, Aids and prevents unwanted pregnancy.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Awful saboadri
41 years old??? MyMotleyCrew
This movie was... pologyrl_00
Rachel and Sean? embrb
Is this movie available to watch ihateyuma
Judd and Pam kaciel16
Discuss Pedro (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: