the normal heart
Kramer wrote "The Normal Heart" and founded several AIDS-related organizations.
In Dada Woof Papa Hot, Parnell combines characters we know pretty well -- and a situation we know pretty well -- in a manner which makes it all seem fresh, involving and convincing.
While the documentary shows Kramer in robust health and, later in life, as a frail senior citizen, it teaches viewers what can happen when one fiercely intelligent man (who is not willing to take "no" for an answer) speaks truth to power.
The American People is predictably commanding and passionate, its insights are stunning and endless, its narrative consistently compelling. But how much of the history it recreates is true?
As we face a plague that could spread with the scale and devastation of AIDS, Congress is once again playing partisan and petty politics.
Larry Kramer talks about the real-life story behind "The Normal Heart"
My reactions to the HBO film of The Normal Heart are not much different from my reactions to the play. At what point do we begin to question the great and powerful Larry Kramer on his saying of TNH: "this is our history"?
Even many of us affected personally went on with life, doing little to ameliorate the suffering of those we loved. My father's lover, Jim Cox, died of AIDS in 1991. Sweet Jim. He gave me ballet lessons each morning when I was living with my father on Sugar Loaf Key in 1986.