Stretch Marks (1990)

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Tim Miller’s Stretch Marks (1990) is a call to action regarding sexual politics in the height of the AIDS epidemic. Miller employs a queer temporality by relaying his coming-out in high school to his present identity as a gay man, artist, and citizen. He addresses the political climate of HIV/AIDS in the United States and how the disease has led to homophobic agendas, specifically under Ronald Reagan’s administration. Miller assumes a voice of political agency through his involvement with ACT UP Los Angeles and critiques the medical industrial complex for contributing to the AIDS death toll.

To view an excerpt of Stretch Marks, please visit the Stretch Marks page in the Franklin Furnace: Performance and Politics Collection.

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