HIV is Still a Big Deal

Jul 9, 2008 · 1985 views

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Here’s a new online TV series about a young white gay man living in New York City, who’s friends of color seem to have nothing better to do than meet up with him to lend […]


  1. jimberly says:

    I actually think this is pretty good – compared to most of what is out there. But would love to hear what others on this site have to say…..

  2. Yeah me too, that’s why I posted it. So what’s your opinion people?

  3. CharlesVer33 says:

    It’s pretty predicatble, don’t oyu think? So a gay guy gets banged and then is scared he got HIV. I’m not sure what this video is trying to accomplish, and it always pisses me off when I see black people as the kind, patient, almost angelic friends to these self-absorbed white folks.


  4. It might be predictable but it has a clear message which you wont forget so fast.

    I agree, it is pretty good.

  5. I think there should be a revival of After School Specials (and School House Rock..). I also love that there is a screen credit for “continuity” – what is that all about?

  6. jimberly says:

    My partner is black – I wonder if he is my “Magical Negro.”

    I think the answer is yes, but will ask to be sure… And will report back…

  7. Jonas says:

    LOL at the Magical Negro, which never occured to me until now! But it’s really true. I always find it fascinating how shows can be so PC and the world so far from it.

    But back to the topic: I actually enjoyed this vid, and even though the main character has a lifestyle slightly further from mine I can relate to a lot of it. It’s discussed in very harsh terms on YouTube, and they bring up a lot of the issues that come up in every such hiv debate – who has the responsibility to tell, and why, and when, and how, and so on.

  8. Got to love You Tube for comparing Gay You Tube ‘celebrities’ and the Magical Negro stereotype. The whole hood and glass thing is a bit over the top.


    As to the HIV awareness, I love old You Tube clips. It’s relevant and great to see like a VH1 ‘Best of’

  9. Hmmm Magical Homos… Aren’t all homos magical? Thats why they call us fairies! This makes me think of that TV show The Five Maids… wait… its called Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
    Did the Magical semi-positive image works for racial equality? No. So where is our MLK?

  10. I think his criticism that Chris Crocker is famous because he’s a gay stereotype is WAY off the mark.

  11. Rick says:

    I really enjoyed this video. This topic was also discussed on “Queer As Folk” and “Noah’s Arc”. In my opinion everyone is equally responsible to ask and tell. If you are negative and don’t ask, then you don’t want to know because the guy is so hot. If you are positive and don’t tell, you need to participate more in HIV programs at GMHC to accept your status as a part of your life.
    Online profiles have an area to disclose your status. Use it and take responsibility for your life.

  12. jimberly says:

    Hey, I told you all I would report on the BF and whether he is my “Magical Negro” or not. His response – “I prefer to be seen as Super Negro.”


    This is why I love him…..

  13. Matt says:

    Very informative and honest. In my mind it is a two way street. The Josh guy, has the right to ask and the right not to ask. The other guy, Eric has the right to tell and not to tell. In the end in my opinion its really up to the both of them to be open and comfortable enough to ask. I asked my partner even though I knew he was a virgin and so was I and we both got tested anyway. And we are glad we did, b/c even though we both waited till we found each other we still felt the need to be that honest and open with one another to get tested anyway. If for anything, to help form that bond of trust you need to make a long term relationship both work and last. I love this video and plan to share with all my other gay and str8 friends. B/c this is important and shouldn’t be ignored. Sex is great, but it is also dangerous, you have to be responsible and honest. Thanks for sharing Fausto!

  14. Ben Consoli says:

    yes, the video is cheesy.. but the message is useful and important. I think there is some simple production choices that would have given this project a more effective ‘look’. you certainly don’t want people to laugh at this subject matter, but when its presented in such a way, it’s hard to take it serious.

    that said, i fully understand budget limitations getting in the way of creativity and excellence… so i can’t and won’t trash it.

    My 2 cents

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