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.
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To win a war, you have to start one.
Did You Know?
At the end of the film, after the Yale Gay Week dance scene, two Rolodex cards are shown being removed by Tommy and added to his pile of the deceased who died of HIV/AIDS. Among the cards removed are Bella's (the heavyset, bearded man) and Bruce's (the blond man who was dating Albert), two of the major characters working for the Gay Men's Health Crisis, implying that both men have passed away since 1984. See more
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
I belong to a culture that includes Marcel Proust, Walt Whitman, Tennessee Williams, Alexander the Great, so many popes and cardinals you wouldn't believe. Mr. Green Beret, did you know that it was an openly gay Englishman who's responsible for winning World War II? His name's Alan Turing and he cracked the Germans' Enigma code. After the war was over, he committed suicide because he was so hounded for being gay. Why didn't they teach any of that in schools? A gay man is responsible for winning...
Written by Robert Allen
, Al Stillman
Performed by Johnny Mathis
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing See more