Killing Patient Zero

2019

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IMDb Rating 7.2 10 135

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Reviewed by laragi 3 / 10

Talking heads documentary

I hate documentaries that are 90 percent talking heads. Why waste your time? If you're going to uncover a topic, get footage, pictures, etc.

Reviewed by chong_an 9 / 10

An effective debunking of the charge "Patient Zero" caused AIDS across America

This is the story of Gaetan Dugas, often known as Patient Zero of the AIDS crisis. It is told by friends and associates, activists and artists, and various doctors and researchers of the mysterious gay cancer. It turns out that Gaetan is likely not "the monster who brought AIDS to America", and that "zero" was a mistaken identifier that led to the idea he started it all. Gaetan was part of the cultural resistance to the no-sex suggestion from doctors, given that only a decade had passed since homosexuality had been removed from the list of medical disorders. Ironically, while Gaetan was disbelieving of sexual transmission, he was a great help to the researchers. Also, while playing only a small part in the book And The Band Played On, that scandalous part was what finally brought the book, and AIDS, into public consciousness.

So this is an effective revision of the story of a man who was scapegoated for AIDS.

Reviewed by Reviewer99 8 / 10

Solid documentary but ...

... probably too much background on gay life/culture/politics prior to the AIDS outbreak in North America. At times you wouldn't know the documentary was about Patient Zero. Other than that the documentary does an superb job in debunking the Patient Zero myth.

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