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|Main Title||Angels in America /|
|Subjects||AIDS (Disease)--United States--Drama. ; AIDS (Disease)--Patients--Drama. ; Gay men--United States--Drama. ; Mormons--Drama. ; Angels--Drama. ; Sexual orientation--Drama. ; Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome ; Homosexuality, Male ; Religion ; âAngeles--Teatro. ; Video.|
|Additional Subjects||Cohn, Roy M.--Drama.|
|Collation||2 videodiscs (approximately 352 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.|
Originally broadcast by HBO in 2003. Based on the play by Tony Kushner.
Set in 1985. Revolves around two very different men with AIDS, one fictional, one fictionalized. Roy Cohn personifies all the hypocrisy, delusion and callousness of the official response to the plague. Nothing shakes Roy's lack of empathy: even on his death bed, he's fighting with his gay nurse and taunting the woman he helped put to death, Ethel Rosenberg. The other patient is Prior Walter, who is visited by an angel and deserted by his self-pitying lover, Louis. Louis moves on to a relationship with Joe Pitt, a Mormon lawyer whose closeted homosexuality drives his wife to delusions and brings his mother to New York. pt. 1. Millennium approaches -- pt. 2. Perestroika.