"The Dallas Buyers Club" might be garnering Oscar buzz in the weeks leading up to the Academy Awards, but not everyone is pleased with what they perceive as the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community's diminished role in the HIV/AIDS crisis, as portrayed in the movie.
"How To Survive A Plague" director David France spoke to HuffPost Live this week about what he described as a "problematic re-writing of history" seen in "The Dallas Buyers Club."
"History will recall that the queer community did incredible things around AIDS," he said of the movie, which he compared to 1993's "Philadelphia," starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington. "They brought a virus to its knees ... To take that heroic and quintessentially American story and give it to somebody else is frustrating and wrong."
He then added, "It's not correct and it frustrates me in kind of a jealous way."
Also appearing during the segment was former Dallas Gay Alliance President William Waybourn, who said Matthew McConaughey's acclaimed portrayal of Ron Woodroof in the movie surprised him for a number of reasons. (Check out that segment below)
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