The story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial. Written by
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To win a war, you have to start one.
Did You Know?
When Ned reels off the names of doctors who treated him he refers to Drs. LaVerne, Patty, and Maxene. These are the names of The Andrews Sisters
. See more
When Felix is riding the subway while observing a rider with lesions, the subway car is immaculately clean and graffiti free. During the early-1980s (the time this film takes place), New York City subway cars were notoriously gritty looking with graffiti covering the inside and outside of the cars. Police officers were also a common sight as crime on the subway was at an all time high. During the late 1980s, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) which oversaw the city's subway services purchased a newer model from Canadian manufacturer Bombardier that was made of graffiti-proof alloys and had a different seat layout from previous trains. This model is the one used in this film. See more
Men do not naturally not love. They learn not to.
You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)
Written by Sylvester
(as Sylvester James), James Wirrick
Performed by Sylvester
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc. See more