View Single Post
Old 03-15-2016, 05:08 PM
jsquire jsquire is offline
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 247
Originally Posted by RivkahChaya View Post
What about Philadelphia? For some reason, I think of that film as being more recent than it is, but it came out in 1993, which was still the "Silence=Death" era, really. How much effect did the film have on the AIDS landscape?
It made a difference, but not all by itself. MTV's The Real World: San Francisco ran in the summer of '94, about six months later, and HIV-positive house member Pedro Zamora died in November. That really humanized the disease to MTV viewers.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner made a big impact in the acceptance of interracial marriage.