An Example Of Courage And Will.

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Dallas Buyers Club is a drama movie, directed by the Quebecer Jean-Marc Vallée, which takes place in Dallas, Texas in the mid-80s. Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey), a homophobic oilfield electrician that spends most of his time doing drugs, rodeo and enjoying his time with prostitutes, is suddenly told that he has contracted HIV. After denying having this disease, which he tough could only strike homosexual people, he decides to take the AZT treatment so it could help killed the virus. A month or so of treatments later, Ron realizes that the AZT treatment is not entirely working and is diminishing his immune system meaning that the better thing to do is to buy the more time he can instead of trying to fight the virus. He then has the idea to start the Dallas Buyers Club with Rayon (Jared Leto), a transgender woman who is also affected by AIDS, where people can buy some memberships to receive some treatments that Ron is importing illegally from Mexico.

This very touching movie shows an example of the difficulty that HIV positive people may have to accept their incurable disease and the courage and the will to fight back against it. It also points out that, even though they are overrepresented, homosexual people are not the only one affected by AIDS, tearing down apart all the stereotypes a lot of people still have on HIV and AIDS. The friendly relationship between Ron and Rayon is showing Ron that even though they don’t have the same sexual orientation, they are pretty much the same in many other fields.

Dallas Buyers Club. Dr. Jean-Marc Vallée. Sr. Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto. Truth Entertainment Voltage Pictures, 2013. DVD.

Bradshaw, Peter. "Dallas Buyers Club – review". The Guardian, 6 February 2014. Web.

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