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 Tommy Boatwright (Jim Parsons
) pulls a card from his Rolodex, and puts it along with a bunch of cards tied with a rubber band, is based on what David Geffen
used to do in those days. On November 18, 1992, A.I.D.S. Project Los Angeles (A.P.L.A.) gave Geffen the Commitment To Life Award at the Universal Amphitheater. During his acceptance speech, he said: "When the first person I knew died, I couldn't bring myself to throw his Rolodex card away, so I saved it. I now have a rubber band around three hundred forty-one cards." David Geffen
was referring to Michael Bennett
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The clock tower seen across the Hudson River (in Hoboken, NJ) was not standing in the early 80s when the film's story took place. It was demolished in the 50s and rebuilt in 2007. See more
[to his brother Ben
I am FURIOUS with you! And every goddamn doctor who made me think I was sick to love a man!
Waiting on a Friend
Written by Mick Jagger
, Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
Courtesy of Promotone B.V. See more