An experimental documentary examining three decades of the HIV plague, HIV Rollercoaster is a disturbing, open-ended essay on the culture of barebacking, in which testimonies and performances by a range of “stake-holders” (one enthusiastic participant brags that he measures the unprotected loads he receives in litres), interpolated with porno clips. Sexual identity, condom politics, self-empowerment, community standards, pharmaceutical ads and life in prison are some of the issues that challenge the viewer to take this rollercoaster ride (1).
(1) HIV Rollercoaster’s page on Vtape. (http://www.vtape.org/video?vi=4636). Accessed November 2015.