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Torka Aldrig Tårar Utan Hadskar (Never wipe the tears with bare hands) [Feb. 13th, 2013|09:17 am]
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When I heard there was going to be a 3 episode TV show about gays in 80's Stockholm, written by one of my favourite authors Jonas Gardell, I knew I had to see it. Fortunately they showed it in the web TV I've started to watch ever since the media tax became true. Torka Aldrig Tårar Utan Handskar was very good indeed. Sad, humane, funny and beautiful. It is not a fairytale; some of the images about the AIDS are horrible and haunting to see but somehow this show seems authentic and real in a way not many AIDS related gay stories are. Maybe because this one is actually written by a gay author?

I have a feeling that Benjamin, Rasmus, Paul and others will be in my mind for a long time. I truly want to read the novels the show is based on. Gardell has a certain magic to write about very difficult and painful subjects in a way that makes it a bit more bearable. There is forgiveness and such strong will to live.
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