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It's All TRU

It's All TRU

By Sky Gilbert
Subjects: Family Life, Marriage & Divorce, Ontario Playwrights, LGBT/Queer Theatre
Duration: 75 minutes
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9780369100948, 96 pages, April 2020
Expected to ship: 2020-04-28

Description

“There used to be people dying and they didn’t know why and there was nothing anyone could do, but most of all—no one cared whether we lived or whether we died. ”

Love, sex, and pharmaceuticals are put to the test when a gay couple’s open relationship is threatened with dangerous consequences.

Kurt, a silver fox dance instructor, and his young fiancé, Travis, have an arrangement: when one’s away, they’re allowed to stray . . . as long as they’re safe. One night, over a dinner conversation about wedding invitations, Travis admits that he had a fling with a man named Gideon who he believes removed his condom during sex. He also reveals that he didn’t start taking the HIV preventative medication PrEP (TRUvada)—as promised—putting himself and Kurt in danger of contracting HIV. When Gideon appears on their doorstep in the middle of the night, the threat against Kurt and Travis’s relationship is an alarming force to be reckoned with.

Reviews

“A heavy-hitting, hypothetical case study and modern parable showing how outdated HIV disclosure laws can ruin lives for no good reason and reinforce dangerous stigmas. ”

- Jordan Bimm, NOW Magazine