Sex Positive Synopsis
Hustler-turned-AIDS activist Richard Berkowitz advocates the practice of safe sex in the 1980s.
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San Francisco Chronicle

Superb new documentary.
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70

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
Daryl Wein's engrossing portrait of Richard Berkowitz is freshly engaging largely due to the subject himself.
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70

Village Voice

By Melissa Anderson
It helps that Wein's subject is such a fascinating, garrulous paradox.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
In his illuminating, timelessly timely Sex Positive documentary, Daryl Wein calls attention both to unjustly neglected pioneering AIDS...
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63

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
For gays who remember the nightmare, Sex Positive may be too depressing to watch. But the movie strikes a cautionary tone for a younger...
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Intermittently compelling biography.
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60

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
The movie jolts you with the realization that the AIDS epidemic and the public debate about such issues have retreated so far under the...
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Rated R | For strong sexual content including graphic dialogue and images, and for language