Alan Cumming Says Gay Generation Gap Has Caused Young Gays to Not Care About AIDS Epedemic

Alan Cumming Says Gay Generation Gap Has Caused Young Gays to Not Care About AIDS Epedemic

Alan Cumming is currently making the rounds promoting his new film After Louie a film by Vincent Wm. Gagliostro that centers around “Sam, a disillusioned artist and former AIDS activist whose outlook changes after an encounter with a younger man.” The movie, which raised most of its funds through a Kickstarter campaign, has made Cumming reflect on his own interactions between gay men from the younger generation.

He revealed a lot in an interview with the Guardian.

I can see it from both sides. I can understand why younger people can feel slightly patronised by older people who lived through it. But at the same time, I can also understand the bewilderment and despair that people from an older generation went through. I know people who went through all that, who are like: “Isn’t it amazing that these kids don’t have to worry like we did?” It’s a very nuanced argument. What I love about the film is that both characters learn and grow, and realise that maybe they were a little too didactic in their respective corners.

Read the full article here. 

The film, which will make its debut at the BFI festival this month, and it also features such names as Justin Vivian Bond, Wilson Cruz, Joey Arias, David Drake, Zachary Booth, and Anthony Johnston.

 



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