Sunday, June 1, 2014

Dallas Buyers Club

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Writers: Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack
Stars: Matthew McConaughey (Ron Woodroof), Jennifer Garner (Eve), Jared Leto (Rayon), Bradford Cox (Sunny)

Dallas Buyers Club follows the real-life story of Ron Woodroof, a hard-living hustler whose life is turned upside-down after being diagnosed with AIDS. At the time of his diagnosis in the late 1980s, the disease was poorly understood and still strongly assumed to be a gay-only disease. After losing friends who assume that he himself is homosexual and becoming frustrated at the lack of drugs available for the treatment of his disease, he travels out of the country for medication. Soon, he begins smuggling experimental drugs into the US and sets up a "buyer's club" for other sufferers of the disease. Though at first unwittingly, he becomes friends and business partner with Rayon, a fellow AIDS patient and transvestite. Coming to believe in the value of the service he's providing, he fights the FDA to approve the medications and to be able to sell them.

Mini soundtrack:

Shuggie Otis - "Purple"
Amanda Lear - "Follow Me"
T. Rex - "Life Is Strange"

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