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?
Production had to take a break to allow Matt Bomer
time to lose 40 lbs for his physique to display that his character is dying of AIDS. Bomer admitted that the weight-loss took a toll on his health, and that by the time he filmed his final scene in a hospital bed he was genuinely too weak to get out of the bed between takes without assistance. See more
In the house at Fire Island a Baseball game is seen on the TV which Bruce mentions. In the summer of 1981 however there was a long MLB strike from June 12th through August 9th, 1981 during which time that scene presumably is set and no games were played. See more
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Features Hello, Dolly!
Written by Andy Mackay
, Bryan Ferry
Performed by Roxy Music
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more