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?
During the film, one character refers to the London plague traced to a pump. The Great (Bubonic) Plague of London occurred in 1665-66 was caused by rats. The "pump"referenced caused the Cholera outbreak in 1854 in London. See more
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
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Featured in 72nd Golden Globe Awards
Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
Written by Mikey Craig
(as Michael Emile Craig), Roy Hay
(as Roy Ernest Hay), Jon Moss
(as Jonathan Aubrey Moss), Boy George
(as George Alan O'Dowd)
Performed by Culture Club
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more