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I grew up solid upper lower class so I tend to hoard things, clothes especially. I haven't even seen the show or read her book, but because of her being EVERYWHERE lately, I have been culling like a madwoman.
So people who have watched this show, do people seriously thank and honor the stuff they purge? Like "I honor you four year old skinny jeans that I have been hanging to in the vain hope that I will someday fit into you again. Thank you for making me feel like a failure. Off you go..."?
@Murderbear Thought I was crazy for wondering why all the hate. Glad someone else is on the same page.
Episode 2 is available... [Spoilers is you haven’t watched!!!]. https://m.imgur.com/a/dSYAaEb?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
“Anyway, here’s Wonderwall”
A. Ron. Watch And the Band Played On on HBO. Based on a book, an HBO movie from before hbo was hbo. It’s takes you through the early days of the AIDS crisis in a very compelling way.Yes! This movie is why I am an epidemiologist! It was on repeat on HBO while I was in college, on the pre-med treadmill, but actually had no desire to be a clinician. Watching the scenes where the sociologist is interviewing the flight attendant about his sexual history and puts together the first cluster, I was like, OK how do I do this, what degree do I need, where do I go to school? Now that I teach this stuff, I subject my students to this movie every year. There are things about it that didn't age well (Pac man scene) but the epi holds up!
Linking this all back to The Deuce, I think the guys were a little hard on the public health response to the closing of the bath houses. This movie does a pretty good job of showing just how integral to the early epidemic those bath houses were.