HIV Positive Protagonists

HIV Positive Protagonists

4 Episodes

A three part series from the creator of Unsure/Positive exploring the portrayal of people with HIV in mainstream media.

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HIV Positive Protagonists
  • HIV Positive Protagonists | "Part One"

    Episode 1

    An introduction to HIV-positive protagonists in mainstream media. In this first installment, we look at Jonathan Demme's "Philadelphia" as a starting point. What are the commonalities between "Philadelphia" and other portrayals of HIV/AIDS in Film & Television?

  • HIV Positive Protagonists | "Part Two"

    Episode 2

    In this episode we're looking at a selections of TV Movies from 1985-1994. Also introducing the MLP Factor™, as well as asking about the term "innocent" as it applies to those living with HIV.

  • HIV Positive Protagonists | "Part Three"

    Episode 3

    How did popular media affect perceptions of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 90's? In Part Three, we'll explore a sampling of films from the early to mid-90's, beginning with Longtime Companion, which was released in '89. (Late '89.) HBO's star-studded film And The Band Played On is next, followed by...

  • HIV Positive Protagonists | "Part Four"

    Episode 4