Author Archive for: ‘Paul Sendziuk & Eva Squire’

Reassessing the Critical Legacy of Early “AIDS Movies”: Longtime Companion, Philadelphia and Boys on the Side

From its beginning and for nearly a decade, the AIDS crisis in the United States was characterised by inaction. ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) was founded in 1987 with its famous slogan “Silence = Death” directed at the White House and the Reagan administration’s lethally inadequate response to the crisis. [1] But a similar silence fell upon another …

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