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Author Topic: Girl, Positive  (Read 1867 times)

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Offline ChaplinGuy

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Girl, Positive
« on: June 26, 2007, 11:44:13 AM »

Okay, so ignoring the poor reviews and warnings about its "after school special" production value, I did watch the "Girl, Positive" movie last night. Or at  least the first half, right up until she finds out and then tells her partner. From that point on, I pretty much saw the rest of the movie unfold without having to watch the rest.

The script was clearly heavily consulted upon, as the language of modern HIV infection was very clearly defined. In fact, sometimes it felt as if the actors were reading from an HIV pamphlet. But I give them credit for redefining the disease of the week in more modern terms.

The one thing that I wish they hadn't done was making the "patient zero" a heroin addict. Or at least used something more common among today's high schoolers like crystal meth. It was too easy for the average teen viewer to explain away the storyline due to this characterization -- I could almost here half of those watching thinking to themselves, "I don't hang out with druggies, so I'm in the clear." I wish that they had infused alcohol or drugs as a gateway to the risky behavior, rather than the direct cause. This seems much more common in white suburban America (which is clearly their target messaging group here).

Curious to know what others thought.

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: Girl, Positive
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2007, 11:56:05 AM »
I wish that they had infused alcohol or drugs as a gateway to the risky behavior,

They're saving that storyline for "Faggot, Positive"

Offline Esquare

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Re: Girl, Positive
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2007, 12:34:20 AM »
I actually caught it on last night as well and thought it was decently done. I mainly liked that nobody died of AIDS at the end of the movie and it had a feel good ending for the long-term survivor teacher. I didn't think it was cool that we were led to believe she had to quit her job though.


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