Based on the true-life story of one young, pretty, intelligent, middle-class and HIV/AIDS stricken Alison (Ali) Gertz. Molly Ringwald plays the titular character who has to come to terms with her illness and the lives affected from all-sides, who, also having to come to terms with a new, modern disease and the dealings of ignorance that was the nineteen-eighties. This is Alison Gertz's story via her teachings of her condition to a world still waking-up to this social stigma and of the courage, sadness and love that her short life touched.
One moment of passion changed her life forever, but her courage inspired others.
Did You Know?
Alison L. Gertz was born February 27, 1966 and passed away August 8, 1992. See more
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