The Normal Heart (TV)
- Original title
The Normal Heart (TV)
- Running time
- 127 min.
- United States
Larry Kramer (Play: Larry Kramer)
Frank De Julio,
HBO Films / Plan B Entertainment / Blumhouse Productions
Drama | Disease. AIDS. Gay & Lesbian. 1980s. TV Movie
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- Synopsis / Plot
- The story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial.
Academy Award® nominee Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Emmy® winner Jim Parsons and Academy Award® winner Julia Roberts star in THE NORMAL HEART. Directed by Emmy® winner Ryan Murphy and written by Academy Award® nominee Larry Kramer, adapting his groundbreaking Tony Award-winning play of the same name, the drama tells the story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation’s sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial. THE NORMAL HEART will debut on HBO on May 25 at 9 p.m.
Ruffalo portrays Ned Weeks, who witnesses first-hand a mysterious disease that has begun to claim the lives of many in his gay community and starts to seek answers. Matt Bomer plays Felix Turner, a reporter who becomes Ned’s lover. Taylor Kitsch plays Bruce Niles, a closeted investment banker who becomes a prominent AIDS activist. Jim Parsons plays gay activist Tommy Boatwright, reprising his role from the 2011 Broadway revival. Roberts plays physician Dr. Emma Brookner, a survivor of childhood polio who treats several of the earliest victims of HIV-AIDS.
Kramer’s play debuted at New York’s Public Theatre in 1985 and was revived in Los Angeles and London, and off-Broadway. The 2011 Broadway revival garnered five Tony nominations, winning for Best Revival, Best Featured Actor and Best Featured Actress.
: 1 Emmy Award: Best TV Movie. 16 Nominations
: Golden Globes: Best Supporting Actor Series, Miniseries or TV Movie (Bomer)
: Satellite Awards: Best Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries (Ruffalo)
: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best TV Movie
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director (Miniseries/TV Movie)
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay (Long Form)
: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Best Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries (Ruffalo)
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