Fire Under Your Ass

Dokus
Queer
| 52 min
German
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Von Praunheim turns to the Berlin gay scene and sheds light on the increasing hysteria, trivialization of HIV and the flare-up of homophobia in post-reunification Germany. In contrast to the New York activists in SCHWEIGEN = TOD, part 2 of the trilogy, von Praunheim also lets protagonists from the scene have their say, whose attitudes he describes as criminal and worth fighting against. He denounces what he perceives as trivialization of the AIDS epidemic and reckons with the new freedom after the fall of the Wall and pleads for safer sex and personal responsibility.