Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Paul Huebl on "The Dallas Buyers Club" Movie

Huebl writes:

This screenplay languished in Movie Purgatory for years before it broke out and was finally turned into a feature film. It’s the biographical story of rodeo cowboy, electrician and small time hustler Ron Woodroof.

In the early 1980s Woodroof was a homophobic that practiced unsafe heterosexual relations and abused drugs. After getting diagnosed with HIV and soon AIDs, he began serious research into the experimental drug therapies. They were all experimental then, because drug protocols had not yet been developed to combat this deadly plague.

Because of the incredibly slow action and outright obstruction of the FDA Woodroof began importing and distributing the non-narcotic drugs himself. Rather than sell the drugs he circumvented the law by forming The Dallas Buyers Club and selling memberships.

Read the rest here.

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