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    Essay: On Reading 'Velvet Goldmine' as a Reaction To AIDS Activism Burnout -- And How Todd Haynes Himself Doesn't Quite Agree

    Two years ago I wrote a thesis about political tendencies in contemporary, popular American representations of HIV/AIDS, the thematic centrepiece of which was Todd Haynes’s 1998 glam rock retrospective Velvet Goldmine. In my thesis I argue that Velvet Goldmine, at the time of it was made, was reacti...

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