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September 4, 2012

Matthew McConaughey to Lose 30 Pounds for HIV Role

Actor Matthew McConaughey plans to drop 30 pounds by mid-September when he begins shooting the HIV-themed The Dallas Buyer’s Club, the Daily Mail reports. The movie tells the story of Ron Woodroof, an HIV-positive heterosexual electrician who died in 1992 after illegally smuggling HIV drugs not approved in the United States. Also starring two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank, the drama is due out in 2013.

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scott miller, MIAMI BEACH, 2012-10-12 07:23:06
Why not hire someone who can act? An will he be shirtless throughout the movie?

GABy, Douglasville, 2012-10-09 15:39:18
So where is the MONEY made from this film going to???Any HIV womens centers

Frederick Wright, Coachella, 2012-09-13 21:06:50
Give me a break Hollywood built on awards. They are people tring to find their way and not sure if the homo phoia is important to me anymore. Any way Richard is great too like us all and a socia justice leader for he got me into seeing a Free Tibet and Mr. Holy Lama got me into understanding the Middle Way. The movie Hachiko was great where a Akita(Dog)teaches a town about loyaty,compassion and endurance another tear jerker and learning film, another must see. My partener and I have two Akitas

Exmo Gonzalez, Newark NJ, 2012-09-13 15:18:46
i would have loved to be apart of this movie

Martin D. Goodkin, , 2012-09-12 16:28:36

ednjnw, HACKETTSTOWN, 2012-09-11 15:09:52
I was prepared to offer kudo's to both Mathew and Hillary for taking on these roles until i read the motive is to gain recognition with an Emmy or Oscar nomination. What about all the activists that are not homophobic, how bout doing in feature film on them.

Andy, , 2012-09-10 01:48:36
Greg, I'd agree if this remembering lead us to improved access or treatment. It doesn't though. On the contrary, we seem to ignore these concerns in favor of discussing the past. As it stands, the best this constant memorializing might do is ward off some imaginary notion that HIV is "no big deal", a delusion that is dismissive of how much the virus and those with it are feared. At worst, it furthers the notion that people with HIV are doomed, which is very much stigmatizing.

Frederick Wright, Coachella Vallay, 2012-09-07 18:17:03
I would be doing an injustice if I did not include Hilar Swank acting skills for she is another super star in her ablities to pull the strings of emotions in the flim Convicted. A great social justice flick for She was great in her protry of a woman with a conviction to take on the justice system in here reletless effort to learn and believe in an justice. This movie brought to tears and tears with joy for justice,it still lives how one person fought and fought to become stonger, wiser to win

Greg H, Davenport, FL, 2012-09-06 11:34:08
June, There was no "skinny by chance" about it. Back in the 80s and until '96, most people that died from complications of AIDS looked like they walked out of a Nazi concentration camp. My late partner, Dennis, who died in 1988 weighed less than 90 pounds. Our history is very important, and this is one reason why too many people think that HIV infection is no big deal today, but it is a big deal. If our meds were to suddenly disappear, most of us would end up this way before dying.

Gracie, Montreal, 2012-09-05 17:05:40
Revanessa,phila, My initial reaction as well but now I think any attention given to HIV, any discussion, will forward advances to the current situation and the future.

Frederick Wright, Coachella Valley, 2012-09-05 14:54:13
Vanessa, with all do respect the movie is about the past in telling a story of what it was like before the community united in an effort for people not to waste away and if you missed that part of history God Bless you, however just like the history of Slavery,The Halacost we must not forget in order not to repeat. You have a point that good nutrient and good food banks and healthie eating habits are a national emergency problem and not just for HIVERS and believe we are movving Forwards.

June, , 2012-09-05 14:09:17
over weight.... tell me about it.... All the HIV people i know want to lose weight including myself. Maybe its before the medicince of today when people really where skinny by chance.

vanessa, phila, 2012-09-04 19:50:49
why must he lose 30 lbs. all the people I know with HIV are overweight. Another disappointing portrayal that will only serve to further stigmatize. Good job.

Frederick Wright, Coachella Valley, 2012-09-04 17:50:23
Oh I can not wait to see this movie, for if you havn't seen the striper movie with Mr McConaughey it was breath taking in his acting and will be one of the greats. He played this ego manic and over loving directer of a strip group. He had me lusting over him, loving him, hating him and laughing but the end was super spoken and brought the film to a stand still. I first though it was going to be another ding dong flick, but much much much more you must see.Neil Caferty dancesfrom White Collar to

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