HBO's Life Support (or Queen Latifah for Prez) - TCA Report
Life Support is somewhat based on a true story about a woman who contracts AIDS from her intravenous drug-using husband, and becomes an angry voice an activist in her community. She hands out condoms, doesn't pull punches, and is modeled after the sister of director Nelson George, who was even more outspoken than Queen Latifah, if you can believe it.
The entire panel urges folks to go out and get an AIDS test, even if you don't think you might be at risk. The test results are back in 20 minutes, down from the two week test that executive producer Jamie Foxx said made him sweat profusely for. Life Support premieres in March on HBO.
Quote of the panel:
- After going off on a long (and well-delivered) monologue about what is wrong with the amount of AIDS awareness in the U.S., someone asked Queen Latifah is she had ever considered running for office, to which she replied: "I can run for office, because I did inhale. My chances of running for office are long over." I think there are some people who might disagree with you Miss Latifah ... or do we call you Queen?