HIV and people who got infected by it have been subjects of popular movies for decades. If you want to see some good motion pictures, asking for recommendations on HIV dating sites might be a little bit insensitive. Instead of browsing the web, read the list below and find out which films should find their place on your watchlist.
Boys on the Side
This movie from 1995 features amazing ladies such as Whoopi Goldberg, Drew Barrymore, and Mary-Louise Parker. The story begins when Robin, an uptight estate agent who has HIV puts an ad in the papers saying that she is looking for someone to keep her company on her trip to California. A lesbian lounge singer and a pregnant girl who is running away from her violent boyfriend answer her ad, and so their story begins.
It’s My Party
In 1996, director Randal Kleiser made a film based on his ex-lover’s life. His former partner Harry Stein was an accomplished architect who got infected with HIV. Things got worse when Stein got diagnosed with Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy, a vicious disease which took lives of several of his friends. Therefore, he decides that he will not end up as they did, so he organizes a farewell party after which he plans to kill himself. What is so special about this motion picture is that it’s one of the first movies that addressed the topic of AIDS patients dying with dignity. Some of the cast members are Olivia Newton-John, Bronson Pinchot, Devon Gummersall, Lee Grant and Steve Antin.
This movie from 2002 starring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman is based on Michael Cunningham’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The story revolves around three women who live in a different time and whose lives are interconnected by the novel Mrs. Dalloway written by Virginia Woolf. One of these ladies is Clarissa Vaughan, played by Streep, a New Yorker who is busy preparing an award party for her friend and poet who has AIDS. This Oscar-winning movie is definitely worthy of your time, so make sure you see it.
This French movie directed by André Téchiné, stars Michel Blanc, Sami Bouajila, Emmanuelle Béart and Johan Libéreau. The story revolves around a group of friends who are impacted by the outbreak of AIDS epidemic.