Monday, April 8, 2013

Let's have this discussion

Well, I spent 2 hours of my life that I'll never get back at the AMC -Phipps Plaza theater watching the Tyler Perry move "Temptation".  Yeah, I did it because I was bored and wanted to avoid rush hour chaos that Atlanta is renowned for.  Anyways, yeah that movies was "slick" but not in a good way about how they wanted to portray HIV as a disease of punishment.  The movies main character was initially in love with her husband but was "tempted" by a rich man to engage and give into the temptation of lust.  Blah, blah, blah...

Basically, Perry wrote the ending to show that if you cheat on your spouse HIV is the punishment you deserve.  Meanwhile, I'm sitting here screwface about this movie because although I don't have HIV, I have been in a relationship with someone that had HIV.  I know for a fact that the disease known as HIV does not discriminate, and many have contracted it from monogamous relationships.  The fact that Perry decided to use this as a wedge issue is just plain shameful.

I'll express more later...


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