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How to Survive a Plague: VIDEO

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How To Survive a Plague, David France's chronicle of ACT-UP and the battle to find life-saving drugs at the height of the AIDS crisis, gets an official trailer today.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. I got a screener of this, actually, and showed it to some of my younger friends (my "protegays", as i calls 'em) and they were so moved, and so emotional, and devastated by it. yet, there's a really powerful message of hope and resilience that ones takes away from the film.

    a must see. for everyone.

    thank you, david france!!!

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Aug 13, 2012 12:23:29 PM


  2. Ought to be Required Viewing for every legislator in the Country...

    Posted by: Kile Ozier | Aug 13, 2012 12:23:39 PM


  3. looks good

    Posted by: Tesko Rubio | Aug 13, 2012 1:01:15 PM


  4. Can't wait to see this.

    Posted by: AwesomeSauce | Aug 13, 2012 1:34:07 PM


  5. Best way to survive a plague = don't start one.

    Posted by: Villia | Aug 13, 2012 1:34:43 PM


  6. I look forward to this. Hopefully, I might see some of my old gang (sadly, all gone) who stood up for all of us and fought the good fight. God bless Larry Kramer, Michael Callen, Vito Russo and all the other courageous men and women who cared then and still care now. The fight isn't over. It's only just begun.

    @VILLIA F*ck you.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Aug 13, 2012 2:47:48 PM


  7. It wasn't that long ago, yet it seems so few young people know this is how it began. This movie is a much needed reminder - of how far we've come, how far we've yet to go, and the power within our community when we stand together.

    Posted by: Kenneth | Aug 13, 2012 2:57:59 PM


  8. I saw this at the Provincetown Film Festival and highly recommend it. A must see for the younger generation who is too young to remember.

    @VILLIA = Big Moron

    Posted by: Nick Name | Aug 13, 2012 3:56:53 PM


  9. Give me a break ! ACT-UP accomplished very little, other than getting dangerous, experimental drugs, like AZT monotherapy, fast tracked, resulting in the early deaths of tens of thousands of gay men !

    Oh yeah, their intentions were great, but they killed a generation, and handed big pharma unlimited riches at the expense of our collective future !

    Posted by: "The Gay" | Aug 13, 2012 4:55:40 PM


  10. "The Gay" : Where do you get your information? AZT is most definitely still being used and how they used it at first is just as important to us these days.

    Or would you rather FDA would've waited a few more years to start giving people something that, at the very least, could expand their life expectancies by even a few weeks. Don't be a jerk.

    This generation that you are talking about had long been infected with HIV before anyone even knew HIV was around. By the time anyone had an inkling that there was *something* going on is when people were dying of AIDS 10+ years after infection. It was the HIV that killed them and the inaction of government that killed them, not the AZT.

    Or were you under the assumption that 1981-82 was the first time anyone from said generation was ever infected with HIV?

    Posted by: Cody | Aug 13, 2012 5:20:38 PM


  11. So much lost... and gays are still infecting gays. I was a small part of this effort. We failed.

    Posted by: fred | Aug 13, 2012 6:31:10 PM


  12. Oh, illiterate one, "AZT monotherapy" is what I wrote.

    You can blame government inaction all you want, these same great activists are the same ones that just a few years earlier claimed STD's should be "worn as a badge of honor".

    The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence attempted to counter this psychotic behavior, would you like to see the "Play Fair" safe sex flyers they circulated in the late 70's ?

    Yes, revisionism of our history is an ugly thing, and pretty hyper idealized flicks make it all so simple for the simple and illiterate minds out there, such as yours...

    Posted by: "The Gay" | Aug 13, 2012 6:31:46 PM


  13. Non voluntary heroes to become part of history - all those militants pictured in the movie (and up to the day we'll find a cure!). Heterosexism has started the whole HIV infection process.

    Posted by: Daniel | Aug 20, 2012 9:47:16 PM


  14. It wasn't that long ago, yet it seems so few young people know this is how it began. This movie is a much needed reminder - of how far we've come, how far we've yet to go, and the power within our community when we stand together.

    Posted by: vehicle insurance calculator | Nov 28, 2012 1:11:10 PM


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