Movie Review: The Normal Heart (2014)

Quoted from wikipedia: “The film depicts the rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City (among gay people) between 1981 and 1984, as seen through the eyes of writer/activist Ned Weeks, the founder of a prominent HIV advocacy group.”

This movie depicts homophobia, and ignorance of the facts from family, government, and social support groups as thousands of people get infected and die.

It depicts cure of homosexuality, and is taken as so as funding is ignored, and the people dieing are told that they are over-reacting.  How government officials selfishly ignore the facts, and hide from acting because it would hurt their repitation.

You are a fool if you believe that homophobia doesn’t exist.  You are a fool if you think that government is immune to tossing you aside for their own goals.

This movie brought up a good point about how it shows that minorities fight with each other, and in doing so they decrease their voice as other groups walk all over them.  Also, as your friends and family die I assume you are going to take a stronger action against it?  I would

It is hard to believe that with so many people dieing that it would be so hard to get a voice for yourself.  Also it would have been nice to have some sort of picketing/march?  Something that tries to get support from the public that isn’t just some emergency hotline.  They said something about being on the daily show.  That could have made for a brilliant scene.

Don’t watch this with anyone you don’t want to cry in front of.  I also would recommend it to anyone.  Beautiful film.


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