History YMMV / Philadelphia

30th Apr '16 5:24:21 PM nombretomado
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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Similar to the ''CaptainPlanet'' episode that also dealt with this issue (albeit in a cleaned-up manner, as it is a kids' show), this movie drops the anvil that gay people and people with HIV or AIDS are no different from anyone else (a lesson that needed to be dropped back in the early 1990s, as a lot of people still had misconceptions about homosexuality and dealing with HIV and AIDS).

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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Similar to the ''CaptainPlanet'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|and the Planeteers}}'' episode that also dealt with this issue (albeit in a cleaned-up manner, as it is a kids' show), this movie drops the anvil that gay people and people with HIV or AIDS are no different from anyone else (a lesson that needed to be dropped back in the early 1990s, as a lot of people still had misconceptions about homosexuality and dealing with HIV and AIDS).
22nd Mar '16 12:00:21 AM CaptEquinox
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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Hanks has addressed this in interviews, talking about how his casting was a deliberate step to get people too see "the movie about a lawyer with AIDS over the big puppet show" or some other less intense option.

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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Hanks has addressed this in interviews, talking about how his casting was a deliberate step to get people too to see "the movie about a lawyer with AIDS over the big puppet show" or some other less intense option.



** Played straight in how it's gay ButNotTooGay. It was still a huge step forward for queers in the media.

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** Played straight in how it's gay ButNotTooGay. It was still a huge step forward for queers in the media. The party scene is pretty gay, though.
21st Mar '16 11:59:19 PM CaptEquinox
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*** Young and Springsteen were asked to write these songs to appeal to a mainstream audience -- this was not just a "gay movie". Demme asked for one of Young's roaring anthems about injustice, but Young sent a poetic hymn that had the production team crying. Demme said "Oh my God, Neil trusts this film more than I do." The song was changed very slightly for the film.[[note]][[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kb5GC9F5yyE here's the original if you want to hear it]][[/note]] It was nominated for an Oscar -- but lost to Springsteen's "Streets of Philadelphia".
21st Mar '16 5:43:17 AM Kalaong
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: ''Streets of Philadelphia''. In both the music video and the opening of the movie, Springsteen shows the city in all its aspects -- both the bright, shiny downtown landmarks, and the poor areas -- minority, homeless, urban blight, and decay. And he ties it all together with this song. Streets of Philadelphia, indeed.
** "''Philadelphia''" by NeilYoung. Doubles as a TearJerker.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: ''Streets ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z2DtNW79sQ Streets of Philadelphia''.Philadelphia]]''. In both the music video and the opening of the movie, Springsteen shows the city in all its aspects -- both the bright, shiny downtown landmarks, and the poor areas -- minority, homeless, urban blight, and decay. And he ties it all together with this song. Streets of Philadelphia, indeed.
** "''Philadelphia''" "''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHpQFF_Et4s Philadelphia]]''" by NeilYoung. Doubles as a TearJerker.
4th Oct '14 2:07:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Similar to the ''CaptainPlanet'' episode that also dealt with this issue (albeit in a cleaned-up manner, as it is a kids' show), this movie drops the anvil that gay people and people with HIV or AIDS are no different from anyone else (a lesson that needed to be dropped back in the early 1990s, as a lot of people still had misconceptions about homosexuality and dealing with HIV and AIDS).
* UnfortunateImplications: The film introduces the notion of the "homosexual lifestyle" being fundamentally risky and based around casual sex, yet fails to do anything to disprove this idea -- though it should be noted that the film's writer, Ron Nyswaner is himself gay, and based a lot of Andrew's background and habits on his own, so it's highly unlikely he set out to be offensive in this regard.
** It is TruthInTelevision to a degree. After the gay rights movement had begun but before the spread of AIDS it was quite common for gay men to be very promiscuous some believe as a way to reject heteronormative ideals like monogamy. This however largely caused the spread of AIDS within the gay community and killed off almost an entire generation of gay men. [[TearJerker It's considered to be a great American tragedy.]]

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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Similar to the ''CaptainPlanet'' episode that also dealt with this issue (albeit in a cleaned-up manner, as it is a kids' show), this movie drops the anvil that gay people and people with HIV or AIDS are no different from anyone else (a lesson that needed to be dropped back in the early 1990s, as a lot of people still had misconceptions about homosexuality and dealing with HIV and AIDS).
* UnfortunateImplications: The film introduces the notion of the "homosexual lifestyle" being fundamentally risky and based around casual sex, yet fails to do anything to disprove this idea -- though it should be noted that the film's writer, Ron Nyswaner is himself gay, and based a lot of Andrew's background and habits on his own, so it's highly unlikely he set out to be offensive in this regard.
** It is TruthInTelevision to a degree. After the gay rights movement had begun but before the spread of AIDS it was quite common for gay men to be very promiscuous some believe as a way to reject heteronormative ideals like monogamy. This however largely caused the spread of AIDS within the gay community and killed off almost an entire generation of gay men. [[TearJerker It's considered to be a great American tragedy.]]
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27th Jul '14 2:16:18 PM BroomhandleJones
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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Gay people and people with HIV or AIDS are no different from anyone else.

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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Gay Similar to the ''CaptainPlanet'' episode that also dealt with this issue (albeit in a cleaned-up manner, as it is a kids' show), this movie drops the anvil that gay people and people with HIV or AIDS are no different from anyone else.else (a lesson that needed to be dropped back in the early 1990s, as a lot of people still had misconceptions about homosexuality and dealing with HIV and AIDS).
29th Jun '14 7:16:27 PM karategal
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* CrowningMusicofAwesome: ''Streets of Philadelphia''. In both the music video and the opening of the movie, Springsteen shows the city in all its aspects - both the bright, shiny downtown landmarks, and the poor areas - minority, homeless, urban blight and decay. And he ties it all together with this song. Streets of Philadelphia, indeed.

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* CrowningMusicofAwesome: CrowningMusicOfAwesome: ''Streets of Philadelphia''. In both the music video and the opening of the movie, Springsteen shows the city in all its aspects - -- both the bright, shiny downtown landmarks, and the poor areas - -- minority, homeless, urban blight blight, and decay. And he ties it all together with this song. Streets of Philadelphia, indeed.
9th Jun '14 7:57:18 PM wetcrush
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* UnfortunateImplications: The film introduces the notion of the "homosexual lifestyle" being fundamentally risky and based around casual sex, yet fails to do anything to disprove this idea -- though it should be noted that the film's writer, Ron Nyswaner is himself gay, and based a lot of Andrew's background and habits on his own, so it's highly unlikely he set out to be offensive in this regard.

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* UnfortunateImplications: The film introduces the notion of the "homosexual lifestyle" being fundamentally risky and based around casual sex, yet fails to do anything to disprove this idea -- though it should be noted that the film's writer, Ron Nyswaner is himself gay, and based a lot of Andrew's background and habits on his own, so it's highly unlikely he set out to be offensive in this regard.regard.
** It is TruthInTelevision to a degree. After the gay rights movement had begun but before the spread of AIDS it was quite common for gay men to be very promiscuous some believe as a way to reject heteronormative ideals like monogamy. This however largely caused the spread of AIDS within the gay community and killed off almost an entire generation of gay men. [[TearJerker It's considered to be a great American tragedy.]]
9th Jun '14 2:32:09 AM Temmere
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** A number of the previews made it clear it was a legal drama but gave no hint whatsoever of the actual subject matter of the movie.
23rd Jun '13 8:28:19 AM CaptEquinox
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** "''Philadelphia''" by Neil Young. Doubles as a TearJerker.

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** "''Philadelphia''" by Neil Young.NeilYoung. Doubles as a TearJerker.
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