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Author Topic: 8pm on MTV "Pedro" is on  (Read 1289 times)

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Offline Elephant

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8pm on MTV "Pedro" is on
« on: April 01, 2009, 08:03:36 PM »
Pedro 
Wed, Apr 1, 8:00p - 10:00p
 MTV
2008 | NR | 120 mins | * * *
Openly gay, HIV-positive Pedro Zamora ( Alex Loynaz ) raises awareness about the disease through his appearance on MTV's "The Real World."

Offline Texan38

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Re: 8pm on MTV "Pedro" is on
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2009, 07:55:16 AM »
I saw the movie last night and was teary eyed at the end.  It's a shame the show has no longer had another person living with HIV and showed the activism Pedro was so proud of doing but I guess that would be downer these days, now that promiscuity rules for entertainment purposes.
In Hollywood an equitable divorce settlement means each party getting fifty per cent of publicity.
~ Lauren Bacall

Offline pozandpregnantct

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Re: 8pm on MTV "Pedro" is on
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2009, 05:15:42 AM »
I remember watching that season of The Real World.  I thought it was cool what Pedro was doing but it felt so far away from my life.  What a different feeling I have about him today!!  I cried and was touched by the move and am so glad that it was made.  Pedro was a trailblazer in the HIV/AIDS world and I am grateful to him for his dedication.

Offline HIV+Me

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Re: 8pm on MTV "Pedro" is on
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2009, 09:33:29 AM »
I'm glad the movie was made, but I had very mixed emotions about the movie.  Personally knowing both Sean Sasser and Judd Winick, I thought the actor playing Sean did a fine job but the guy who played Judd was so wrong.  I already knew a lot of the details not shown on the old show thanks to having gaps filled by both Sean and Judd, including Judd's graphic novel Pedro and Me.  In some ways I thought this was more a biopic of Sean's sister than of him.

But at least there was minimal Puck!

Offline pozandpregnantct

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Re: 8pm on MTV "Pedro" is on
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2009, 12:44:26 AM »
Defintely agreed on the Puck thing... LOL.  And I am going to pick up the book.. ty for the heads up :)

Offline decayingsinner

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Re: 8pm on MTV "Pedro" is on
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2009, 10:11:35 PM »
I should pick up the book. Problem is that I have a few lined up to read right now. I need to sit my ass down and read.  Yea, I was glad there was a minimum amount of Puck.  I would love it if they showed that season of the Real World again, being that I was 13 at the time and just remember bits and pieces.

Offline HIV+Me

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Re: 8pm on MTV "Pedro" is on
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2009, 04:21:39 PM »
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I would love it if they showed that season of the Real World again, being that I was 13 at the time and just remember bits and pieces.

Oh, go ahead and make me feel older than dirt.
Though if I hadn't been in my 30s at the time it aired, I doubt I would've ridden on a Pride float the following year with Sean Sasser.

But yes, they should rerun it.  Or maybe Logo should, at least.

Offline mmj520

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Re: 8pm on MTV "Pedro" is on
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2009, 05:40:54 PM »
Recorded to DVR on April 2nd and just watched it yesterday morning.  Some parts I had to fast forward through, I prefer seeing Pedro's clips on youtube.  There are several.   1994 - 15 years later. 

What meds were administered through the iv drips frequently seen in the 90s? I wasn't really 'paying attention' to treatment at the time... I recall in "Philadelphia" IVs were common. That isn't the case so much now is it? Things are so much simpler with the combo pills and controlling the virus EARLY.

I agree it would be good to see this on Logo or MTV again.  Is it available on DVD? I've never checked.


 


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