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The Normal Heart (2014)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  25 May 2014 (USA)
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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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The title of the play and the movie comes from a line in W.H. Auden's poem "September 1, 1939" 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: Ned, I have something to tell you.
Ned Weeks: You're finally pregnant!
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Followed by Untitled Normal Heart Sequel See more »

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The Man I Love
Written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Performed by the Gay Men's Chorus
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Thought provoking and heart-breaking look back at the dark days of the early terror of HIV. It pulls no punches in showing that AIDS was largely ignored as long as it was primarily in the Gay community (should be to our shame). Makes you wonder how far we might have gone in the research and containment of this disease had we gotten behind ending it from the start. Lots of lip service from those who had the power to actually help but little action whereas in the Gay community shown in this film...the average person came up to the bat and fought with everything they had to save those they loved.

Beautifully acted and moving. Not a false note in the entire film. But aside from that it is important in content.


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