The Normal Heart Premieres on HBO: What Did You Think of Ryan Murphy's Adaptation?

May 26, 2014 4:51 AM

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HBO took a bit of a Game of Thrones break tonight to give us a fairly devastating look at the HIV/AIDS crisis that struck in the gay community in New York in the early 1980's. Mark Ruffalo starred as Ned Weeks, a gay Jewish-American writer who spoke very loudly and publicly about the disease to help educate the public at a time when many nurses and doctors refused to even enter the same room as a patient exhibiting symptoms.

The film, directed by Ryan Murphy, featured quite a few big names aside from Ruffalo, including Julia Roberts as a doctor who essentially made it her life's mission to understand and treat the disease, and Matt Bomer as the New York Times reporter who became the love of Ned's life. Taylor Kitsch, Jo...

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