Video

The Pink Pimpernel

John Greyson

1989, 32:00 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 021.14

This bi-centennial retelling of the reactionary French Revolution thriller "The Scarlet Pimpernel" features Percy as the penultimate apolitical dandy and his estranged boyfriend Justin, an AIDS activist fighting for the release of treatment drugs. Their dramatic crisis is juxtaposed with interviews with AIDS Action Now members who describe their battle against homophobic governments and profit -hungry pharmaceuticals. Four safer sex commercials by famous dead artists are interspersed.

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