Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Vito (2011)

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz

Stars: Phyllis Antonellis, Richard Barrios, Richard Berkowitz

In the aftermath of Stonewall, a newly politicized Vito Russo found his voice as a gay activist and critic of LGBT representation in the media. He went on to write "The Celluloid Closet," the first book to critique Hollywood's portrayals of gays on screen. During the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, Vito became a passionate advocate for justice via the newly formed ACT UP, before his death in 1990.

Vito Russo was an incredible man that lived his life to help the LGBT community and people living with AIDS. This man gave up most of his life to make sure other were protected and had rights. This documentary takes an look at his entire life, and how he changed the way the LGBT community was looked at and treated. You get to see interviews from Vito himself, his family and his friends.

This is a very interesting look at just one of the men that changed and help move forward the LGBT community. This is a must see for the LGBT youth. They need to know how we got here. Enjoy. 

Vito (2011) Trailer

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