Coming to Britain at the same time as David France's How to Survive a Plague, it may represent a moment in our culture when sufficient time has elapsed for reflection and reconciliation, and also, I think, a renewal of anger. Case in point, Benjamin, who gets diagnosed in the eighties but whose sickness doesn't develop very fast and he lives long enough for the drugs that slow the progress of the disease to become available. If they hadn't, some might have gone on to live long, happy lives despite their sickness. Like The Normal Heart or Angels in America, the strength of Don't Ever Wipe Tears is its fundamental basis in truth, in what actually happened; yet truth is coupled to the intensity of a well-crafted script and beautifully acted roles, something the pure documentary approach lacks, something that allows the story to become universal, outside time and place. The series aired in the fall of 2012 and the books were published between 2012 and 2013.
Same-sex sexual conduct was decriminalized nearly 60 years ago, in 1944. Stone us in the streets. Adam Pålsson who plays Rasmus said in an interview that he and Adam Lundgren who plays Benjamin agreed right from the start to allow each other to touch, kiss and caress one another freely anywhere on their bodies. Maybe not the best translation but you will understand. Please let me know if you have any requests.
Paul and Rasmus in particular. Interspersed with the main narrative, there are scenes of Rasmus as a child and the dying Rasmus. It is based on the Swedish novelist 's trilogy with the same name, with each episode covering one of the three novels that are subtitled Love, Disease and Death. Those who get it become outcast by society. Sweden acts as a microcosm for the western world and highlights the harsh reality that if such treatment and attitudes existed in a highly tolerant society, the experience in other countries could tragically have been even more severe. This episode also includes some reflections by the surviving Benjamin over 20 years later. Such a good series that I wanted people allover the world to be able to watch.
This leads him to being by the church, and forces his parents to stop all contact if they want to remain in the congregation. Test our blood to see if we're pure. Please set an alarm and add Don't Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves to your favourites, so we can remind you by email when there's a new episode available to watch. But Paul and the others are appalled at the prejudice they still face and the refusal of the bereaved families to acknowledge their loved ones' homosexuality. This is a theme that runs through the episode; excuses are made for homophobia in the same manner that they are now.
At Bengt's funeral, his best friend Madde is said to be his girlfriend, to hide the fact that he was gay. It isn't covered in sores and lesions. The series includes a couple of sex scenes between men and all gay couples are shown kissing and touching. When Paul first invites Rasmus over for Christmas he fully agrees that Christmas should be spent with family, but that you have to define family. One of them is up-and-coming actor Bengt.
As soon as he arrives in Stockholm he begins to seek out the gay community, where he meets and befriends Paul Simon J. Did you miss an episode of Don't Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves but don't you wan't that to happen in the future? While Paul's funeral is made into a splendid opera, just like his life, Rasmus's parents refuse to accept Benjamin's request concerning Rasmus's funeral, although they had been deeply in love and Benjamin had remained by Rasmus's side throughout. In the 2012 segment Benjamin sits his ass down on the normal chair in front of his doctor's table, shakes his hand, asks about his values but needs to ask what those values mean since he constantly forgets about the finer points about his illness, thanks him, get up and goes on with his absolutely normal life. It doesn't drown in its own fluids. Reine has already succumbed to the virus and the gay commu. Here is my desire to keep on living, here are the friends who carried me. When Rasmus is found to be , Benjamin finally decides to tell his parents and church elders that he is homosexual, in order to fully support Rasmus.
It was like a war, fought in times of peace. The three-part drama was produced by , and aired the first time on on 8, 15 and 22 October 2012. And it happened here, in this city. Some of the characters in the story are promiscuous Rasmus loves Benjamin but doesn't want a monogamous relationship at first, Paul , Reine and Bengt are but many are not Benjamin only ever sleeps with Rasmus, Seppo and Lars-Åke are monogamous. The book reveals that Seppo and Benjamin are still close and that Seppo eventually found somebody new and married his new partner. It lays the foundations for the heartache that is to come with passion and believability. There's talk already of a U.
The final scene, of the two lovers holding hands in the street, snow softly falling all around, was visually stunning, but a stark reminder that the worst is yet to come. This, above all else, is what the drama captures so naturally. My first subtitle in english from a Swedish. He also had a star turn as a rather Hamilton-esque father-in-law in the first season of. It is narrated by Benjamin, a Jehovah's Witness who is invited to a Christmas party by Paul, a flamboyant homosexual man with a habit of taking young, insecure gay men under his wing.
Paul only has days to live, to boot. Young and beautiful he throws himself into the gay community of Stockholm. The first episode, which focuses on how our two main characters first meet, is a confident and accomplished piece of writing that does an excellent job of laying the foundations for what we already know is coming. She never acted as his beard while he was alive, though. Watch it as soon as you can.
When this moving tale of life, love and loss among Stockholm's 1980s gay community was shown in Sweden in 2012, remarkably for a drama about the lives of gay men, nearly a third of the adult viewing population watched. It is well-written, brilliantly-performed and beautifully-nuanced. While they are eating, Benjamin realizes that he is actually attending what his parents consider his funeral, since they will once they leave. Such a good series that I wanted people allover the world to be able to watch. And nothing will ever be the same for the lovers, friends, and families that remain. Moving to Stockholm, he meets 19-year-old Rasmus, another recent arrival, and the two fall in love.