Where are you.
The Normal Heart (2014) Starring Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons, Julia Roberts and Jonathan Groff. Despite all my neuroses rarely do movies get to me, but The Normal Heart had me sobbing for almost the entirety of its duration.
How bad was it? I saw four men fuck one another in some sort of orgy, Matt Bomer stark naked more than once in this film and fucking Mark Ruffalo, and still the images that haunted me to my sleep was Jim Parsons crying, “Why wouldn’t they help us?”; polio-stricken, stone-cold Julia Roberts crying while she wed Felix (Bomer) and Ned (Ruffalo); Matt’s emaciated face, his opaque blue eyes, like Death itself staring into your soul.
It was completely unbearable to watch. Even in its most political TNH was a weep fest. I never fully realized the extent by which the LGBT community had been oppressed until I was made aware of the AIDS crises in 1981. Bigotry perpetuating even the Reagan administration! And I bet it was even ten times more difficult then, you know? For them to be singled out by a deadly disease when the whole world already thinks homosexuality is a sickness.
God, I’m reeling. It’s been days since I watched this movie and I’m still reeling. That’s how painful it is.