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TheBody: For the Culture -- A World AIDS Day Feature

This World AIDS Day, We're Doin' It for the Culture

TheBody's senior editor discusses the recent explosion of HIV/AIDS-focused arts and culture in the U.S. -- and its long-overdue focus on marginalized communities.

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Daniel Franzese Advocates for the HIV Community in Hollywood and the Halls of Congress

The actor and comedian speaks on his work at the AIDSWatch 2019 advocacy event -- and about playing an HIV-positive character.

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Reading Race in 1990s HIV Theater and Film

"Especially in the case of the [white] HIV-positive figures ... in Rent and Angels in America, these queer figures of color serve to remind audiences, 'Well, at least I'm not that,'" Danielle Fuentes Morgan says.

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The Freddie Mercury Story That Goes Untold in 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

"The film has been dogged by accusations of homophobia," writes Laurie Marhoefer. "But as a gay historian, I keep coming back to something else –- the tragic history that's glaringly absent from this movie."

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The Musical 'Rent' Will Be Televised, but Has It Lost Its Potential to Spark Action Against HIV Stigma?

When Rent opened on Broadway in 1996, it was a radical push against the stigma of living with HIV. But can the upcoming live televised production on Fox go beyond shallow sentimentality?

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'POZ ROZ' Wants 'Pozitive' Vibes With New Digital Comedy

This refreshing series following an African-American millennial woman living with HIV avoids the sappy or sentimental.

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Intergenerational Jealousy and Serodiscordant Black Gay Romance: Creators of Daddyhunt's Season 3 Serial Spill the T

We chatted about all the new developments with principal storyline creators Casey Crawford, Daddyhunt's general manager, and Dan Wohlfeiler, cofounder of Building Healthy Online Communities.

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BPM (Beats Per Minute) is the Sexiest Damn Film of 2017\. Period.

"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."

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Running Out of Time

"Stories have the power to move us, to illuminate, and to be transformative," Jeff Berry writes. "[The film] Last Men Standing is a story of tremendous hope, and of dreams lost. It's also a story of resilience, and acceptance."