There was no way we could pass over the first and biggest work about AIDS — a work of art that’s also damned funny in the midst of the bleakness.
Two couples face crises: Prior tells his boyfriend about his recent AIDS diagnosis, while Mormon Joe struggles within a failing marriage and ever more transparent closet. As both relationships break apart, the world goes on turning, and Prior is visited by the supposed Angel of America, who tells him he is a prophet.
June is Pride Month, dear listeners. To celebrate, we’ll be bringing you not two but FOUR episodes this month, each an examination of a different way queerness in film has been handled. Some successfully, some….less so.