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A movie that is not only about members of the advocacy group ACT UP Paris demand action by the government and pharmaceutical companies to combat the AIDS epidemic in the early 1990s. but also about a movement and a moment and the people in it, and it’s also about two faces in the throng and the alchemy that draws them together. The movie’s a social history, a love story, and a call to arms.
By now, we are sure that Indonesians have caught wind of the new WeTV Original drama that caused quite a controversy with its content mirroring an infamous incident several years ago. We felt that the storyline featuring a lesbian pairing to be somewhat of a progressive step for Indonesia's LGBTQ+ representation in the media. This will only remain as a lofty wish unless we can share this vision till it becomes a reality.
THE WORLD TO COME: A powerful 19th century romance set in the American Northeast, Abigail, a farmer’s wife, and her new neighbor Tallie find themselves irrevocably drawn to each other. A grieving Abigail tends to her withdrawn husband Dyer as free spirit Tallie bristles at the jealous control of her husband Finney. Together, their intimacy begins to fill a void in each other's lives they never knew existed.
A movie about finding the courage to be yourself. A fabricated love story inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.
It's the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy. He soon meets Oliver, a handsome doctoral student who's working as an intern for Elio's father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of their surroundings, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.