The Resource Sex positive, (videorecording)

Sex positive, (videorecording)

Label
Sex positive
Title
Sex positive
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"SEX POSITIVE explores the life of Richard Berkowitz, a revolutionary gay S&M- hustler-turned-AIDS activist in the 1980s, whose incomparable contribution to the invention of safe sex has never been aptly credited. Berkowitz emerged from the epicenter of the epidemic as a community leader, demanding a solution to the problem before anyone else would pay attention. However, it was not Berkowitz' voice alone that sparked contention. Dr. Joseph Sonnabend, a controversial virologist and AIDS doctor, postulated that AIDS was more complicated than just a new virus. With Sonnabend's theory in tow, Berkowitz fought, alongside beloved activist and musician Michael Callen, for safer sex practices without giving up on sex altogether. SEX POSITIVE explores the explicit bravery of this unrecognized triumvirate, and their dire quest to save lives in the midst of unwavering dissent. Now destitute and alone, Mr. Berkowitz tells his story to a world who never wanted to listen. Through the eyes of Mr. Berkowitz, the audience is made witness to a graphic testimony of sex, death, and betrayal, while placing the invention of {u2018}safe sex{u2019} in a fresh and compelling context." -- website
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director: Daryl Wein
Dewey number
362.1969792
Intended audience
Rated: MA15+
PerformerNote
Richard Berkowitz, Joseph Sonnabend, Michael Callen
Runtime
80
Technique
live action
Label
Sex positive, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Off-air recording of SBS ONE broadcast December 1, 2009. Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • mel
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (DVD) (80 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b23984089
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
offair23984089
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
      221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, AU
      -37.846510 145.115099
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