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The Normal Heart (2014)

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A gay activist attempts to raise HIV/AIDS awareness during the early 1980s.

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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 Home Box Office

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To win a war, you have to start one.


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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 »

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In "Men's Country" scene, when Ned gets in his room, the hinges of the door are on the right side; when Felix followed in, the hinges are on the left side. See more »

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Felix Turner: Why does everybody who's gay think I run The New York Times? I can't help you.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.40 (2013) See more »

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Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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Great Movie, Does Honor to those affected by AIDS
26 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Over 35 million people have died from AIDs and each person affected by HIV/AIDS has their own story to tell. Not to say that every AIDs movie is immune to criticism, but on a whole this film was excellent. Larry Kramer wanted his vision regarding the AIDS epidemic to include love and relationships in the gay community. The Normal Heart is about how the gay community, especially the gay men, were suffering from the AIDS virus as well as the prejudices and ostracism of the public's reaction to the epidemic and who it affected. The Normal Heart is about love, affection,and intimacy regardless of who it is between and to remind people of the suffering of those affected by HIV/AIDS.


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