Latest by Mark S. King
The upcoming season of the web series Merce, about a man living with HIV, features a song about loving someone living with the virus and a video to accompany it.
"How is it," Mark S. King asks, "that a longtime HIV activist could die from AIDS without the word being spoken?"
"It's tempting to encourage you to tell your friends that this is a movie about gay sex and New Wave music because that isn't a complete lie," Mark S. King writes. "And besides, the maudlin tag of 'AIDS film' is a disservice to BPM."
"My years of smoking are much more likely to kill me than HIV," Mark S. King writes. "I suppose that's progress, and testament to how far we have come in my 32 years living with the virus. So why am I so defensive about my switch to vaping?"
Mark S. King reviews director Vincent Gagliostro's semi-autobiographical film starring Alan Cumming as a a shell-shocked gay veteran of the 1980s trying to come to grips with his tragic past.
Filmmaker David France (How to Survive a Plague) returns with a new documentary that shows the deep rift that continues between trans people and the rest of the LGBT community.
"The entire concept of the DaddyBear dating app is pathetic and hilarious," Mark S. King writes. "Their stated position on the HIV status of those daddies and bears, however, is frightening."
"This emotionally searing production takes us by the hand -- quite literally -- and leads us to the middle of the nightclub, the church and even the bedroom of its characters and then dares us to look away," Mark S. King writes.
Thrive Alabama's hilarious new public service announcement is a World Wrestling-style smackdown that pits PrEP and prevention against HIV and stigma.
"When my guard is down, it comes to me. It flashes across my mind, an uninvited assault the dark memory rushes in like a raid."