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mhacker


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Posted Tue Sep 25th, 2007 1:36pm Post subject: My favourite piece on HIV
After seeing the trailer for the new BBC show I wanted to share some information on what for me is one of the best pieces of writing on HIV.

It makes me laugh and cry every timer I hear it. It's a piece performed by Harvey Fierstein, of Torch Song Trilogy fame, and is available on CD. It's part of a live show he did called 'This is not going to be pretty' and the track is called Pouf Positive'. The piece take the form of a telephone dialogue between a man dying of HIV and his ex lover. It's about 14 minutes long and is very touching. His 7 gay stages of grief are not to be missed.

I would love to hear from anyone else who knows of a book, film play etc that they think is worth a look.

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jajwhite


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Posted Thu Sep 27th, 2007 1:41pm Post subject: My favourite piece on HIV
Does that include The Final Song? I saw him do that on a TV show years ago and wept buckets. I must look out for it.

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Pongo's Mum


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Posted Wed Oct 3rd, 2007 3:38pm Post subject: My favourite piece on HIV
Harvey Fierstein is superb in that.

I love Priscilla Queen of the Desert too

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