It is hard to put into words just how moving this documentary is, and that is coming from someone who usually has something snide and sarcastic to say about most things. Not this time. Anyone who watches this and isn’t moved to tears at some point is made of stone.
Many gay men today take for granted what has come before and the battles that have been already fought and won. I am included in this group of the blissfully ignorant, as I was tucked away safely in rural Oklahoma while this disease came out of nowhere and killed most of an entire generation of gay men. Watching this gave me a new perspective, an appreciation for what I have, and what is important.
If you have ever cracked an AIDS joke, watch this film. If you are a young baby gay and think you’re indestructible, watch this film. If you’re straight and think we don’t deserve marriage, or the right to make medical decisions for our partners, watch this film. If you’re straight and support our rights on the surface but really only see gay men as your pets to take out clubbing, watch this film. If you’re a gay man and routinely joke about and/or show a complete lack of respect for lesbians, watch this film.
Have some tissues handy.