This 'Normal Heart' Trailer Will Tug at Your Heartstrings
We all knew Ryan Murphy's HBO’s adaptation of Larry Kramer’s Tony Award-winning play 'The Normal Heart' was bound to tug at our heartstrings. And nothing proves that point better than its very first full-length preview, which is just as star-studded as it is emotionally gut wrenching.
For those of you unfamiliar with the plot premise, the film will focus on the rise of the HIV-AIDS epidemic in the 1980s and the many struggles faced by the gay community during that time. The story is told from the perspective of activist Ned Weeks (played by Mark Ruffalo), who fights to expose the truth about the burgeoning disease in a world still full of denial.
'Heart,' which is set to air on May 25, features an impressive cast that includes Hollywood heavy hitters Ruffalo ('The Avengers'), Matt Bomer ('White Collar'), Taylor Kitsch ('Friday Night Lights'), Jim Parsons ('The Big Bang Theory'), and Julia Roberts ('August: Osage County').
Suffice to say, that's a lot of talent to put into one project, so we wouldn't be surprised to see an Emmy in its very near future. And from what we've seen so far, it will be very well deserved.
Check out the trailer below and see for yourself. Warning: you may want to have one or two (or 10) tissues on hand.
'The Normal Heart' airs Sunday, May 25 at 9/8c on HBO.
Whoever that anonymous guy was had a point that didn't need to be made here but, Peter in Oz, you're the reason it's an insult when my girlfriend calls me a hippy liberal. Take your right to blow a dude and put it in perspective. That first post talks about the U.S CREATING THE TALIBAN. Is it a good thing that you're not fully accepted in the world if people think you're gay, no. But does that mean that "It is indeed a true shame that politically and socially aware people such as Anonymous think they can pick and choose which injustices to rail against."? NO. Who is supposed to pick and choose which injustices to rail against? What would it mean if people only railed against the things the governments deemed okay? Think about what you said for ten seconds and decide if it's worth the S--- in your breath. Civil rights ARE important. You're right. They are, but "try loving people" who were hurt because the corporatizing of America/the developed world has ruined their businesses/lives. "Try loving people" who've been hurt by the Taliban. "Try loving people" who take a stand on any of the hundreds of issues that people deal with today. Another thing to consider, how can you honestly expect everyone in this country (I'm clearly American) or any other to be comfortable with homosexuality when there are states in the U.S and more around the world where sexuality of any kind is supressed. If hetero oral sex is technically illegal, how stupid do you have to be to expect homosexual oral to be legal. Take the broad perspective and figure out what to do from there. Rally yourself and make the stand you want to, but don't belittle the other important issues. You're so hyper focused that it's counter productive. I read your posts and rather than getting your point, my head just filled with "Jesus Christ this F'ing guy is one of the most retarded F'ing morons that I've ever been lumped in with." Maybe I didn't get anything about your personal views, but that's how you came off. It's the same thing with the racists who give all racists bad names. It's the same thing with the catholics who still want to burn sinners. And it's the same thing with the athiests who freak out and make them and everyone else look stupid by being so uptight and anti dogmatic that they themselves have created a repressing dogma of their own...Relax a little. Make a point that people will understand. At least try to make sense when you speak.
Peter in Oz
Message Posted On Apr 18th, 2014, 7:52 pm
It is indeed a true shame that politically and socially aware people such as Anonymous think they can pick and choose which injustices to rail against. Civil rights are important for everyone who has committed no crime. Stop demonizing gays as the object of your irrational hatred. Try loving people instead. It's much better for everyone's health.
Message Posted On Apr 18th, 2014, 3:57 pm
What an ignorant comment Anonymous, while the Normal Heart is set primarily in the gay community and told from the perspective of a gay activist this story also sheds light on the ignorance and lax attitude towards this disease.
It was believed that AIDS was confined to the homosexual community, they were wrong. It took people a long time to listen and by the time they did the damage had been done, people from all walks of life fell victim to this terrible disease, needle sharing and tainted blood transfusions resulted in many cases of infection, a great number of those could have been avoided if people had taken their blinkers off.
Peter in Oz
Message Posted On Apr 18th, 2014, 3:24 pm
Blah-blah-blah...civil rights are unimportant if you're gay...blah-blah-blah is all I get from the previous comment. So stick our rights up your prejudiced ass mate!
Message Posted On Apr 18th, 2014, 3:08 pm
Hmmm, lets see 30 years ago small farms were being run out of business by big agra forcing food prices to rise. Corporations were essentially stealing smaller companies selling the assets off and firing thousands, tens of thousands, of people. We were creating the Taliban to counter the Russians. Yeah, Gay stuff is clearly the most important history to focus on.