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Queer filmmaker MARK CHRISTOPHER”s very first short film from 1992

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  For Throwback Thursday Queerguru checks out the first short made by queer filmmaker Mark Christopher best known for  as the writing/director of ’54’  and the subsequent ‘54 The Directors Cut. Christopher was 29 years old in 1992 when he wrote and directed Dead Boys Club.  It is  the story of Toby an innocent young man … Continue reading



Killing Patient Zero: the true story behind all the myths.

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  As a a gay men of a certain age who personally survived the brunt of the AIDS pandemic  but lost a husband and far too many friends, Canadian filmmaker Laurie Lynd’s excellent new documentary  is way overdue.  Like most people we had bought the story that the whole epidemic was started by a promiscuous … Continue reading



AFTER 82 : The Untold Story of the AIDS Crisis in the UK

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This remarkable and well-measured documentary re-counts the tragedy of the AIDS pandemic as it spread throughout the UK.  It’s the story of how the British handled the crisis of what was initially perceived as ‘the American disease in a very characteristically British manner.   It is certainly not intended to be a comparison with how the … Continue reading



5B : an inspiring tale of courage of the nurses and patients in SF’s first AIDS Ward

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Two time Oscar winning filmmaker Paul Haggis’s first foray into a non-fictional feature is an insightful and affectionate look at the country’s first ever AIDS Ward : 5B at San Francisco General Hospital.  Opened in 1983 not only would it become the busiest of its kind, but more importantly the dedicated nursing staff implemented a … Continue reading




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