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The Fathers Project: What if AIDS never existed?

Fathers is a sci-fi short documentary that imagines the world if AIDS never happened and a generation lived to change the world. A queer utopia named Stonewall Nation has been founded by a generation of activist and artists, Vito Russo has become our first gay president, the Gay Mens Health Force has invented poppers that cure STD's, and gay Mardi Gras Krewes have provided care for LGBT elderly. By 2020, a new queer religion has been created.

Featuring survivor interviews, filmed in real-life events and exploring actual historical events and figures. Filmed on loation in queer meccas across America including Provincetown, San Francisco, New Orleans, New York, Zipolite/CDMX. Unprecedented access was granted to the filmmakers to document gay Mardi Gras, parades, leather fairs, BDSM gathering, spiritual rituals, and much more.

Episodes 1-5, each are 7-13 minutes each. Total running time 40-45 Minutes. The 4th episode presented here is uncensored and features scenes of queer sex. A censored version is available upon request.

  • Leo Herrera
    The Fortune Teller, 3 Eras of Gay Sex, Blood Mirror
  • Leo Herrera
  • Leo Herrera
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Feature, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Documentary, lgbt
  • Runtime:
    40 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Leo Herrera

Leo Herrera is a Mexican activist/filmmaker and writer known for queer viral art films and short documentaries that tackle issues of queer politics, sex, HIV stigma and history. He travels across America to document instances of "queer utopia," which are the basis of Fathers. For more info on Herrera's work please visit leoherrera.com and follow on Instagram @herreraimages.

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