The Normal Heart Takes a Brutal, Unflinching Look at the Impact of AIDS

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Matt Bomer, Mark Ruffalo | Photo Credits: Jojo Whilden/HBO

If The Normal Heart, which premieres Sunday at 9/8c on HBO, were a work of fiction, it would be tragic. But knowing that it’s rooted in actual events makes it nothing short of devastating.


Based on Larry Kramer‘s 1985 play (which was revived on Broadway in 2011) and adapted for the small screen by Ryan MurphyThe Normal Heart takes a brutal, unflinching look at the onset of the AIDS epidemic in New York City in the early 1980s. The story is told through the eyes of a group of activists who founded the organization Gay Men’s Health Crisis to help patients living with the disease.



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