The ADS Epidemic

John Greyson

1987, 04:00 minutes, colour, English


"This is not a Death in Venice..." Aschenbach, once a "liberal fellow," succumbs to an attack of ADS (Acquired Dread of Sex) while Tadzio learns that Safe Sex is Fun, and various other characters warn us that ADS can happen to anybody. A catchy, upbeat, musical look at the media-induced paranoia about AIDS.

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