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Twenty-five years ago, HIV/AIDS was a death sentence. And people living with HIV were shunned. It was as if the world didn’t care. Then, against all odds, filmmaker Jonathan Demme and stars Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington created the first mainstream Hollywood film about HIV/AIDS and homophobia, the first to give the disease a face and reveal the humanity of those who live with it. PEOPLE LIKE US: INSIDE PHILADELPHIA tells the story behind the story - how this remarkable movie got made and how it changed everyone who has ever seen it.

In the 25 years since Philadelphia was released, we've made great progress in the fight against AIDS, but there is still work to do. Join Coca-Cola and (RED) to help end AIDS once and for all. Visit red.org/cocacola to learn more and donate today.

People Like Us: Inside Philadelphia Wondery

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7, 60 Ratings

Twenty-five years ago, HIV/AIDS was a death sentence. And people living with HIV were shunned. It was as if the world didn’t care. Then, against all odds, filmmaker Jonathan Demme and stars Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington created the first mainstream Hollywood film about HIV/AIDS and homophobia, the first to give the disease a face and reveal the humanity of those who live with it. PEOPLE LIKE US: INSIDE PHILADELPHIA tells the story behind the story - how this remarkable movie got made and how it changed everyone who has ever seen it.

In the 25 years since Philadelphia was released, we've made great progress in the fight against AIDS, but there is still work to do. Join Coca-Cola and (RED) to help end AIDS once and for all. Visit red.org/cocacola to learn more and donate today.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

Amanda G Raleigh, NC ,

Brought me to tears

This podcast is incredibly beautiful, compassionate, and moving. The film was truly something special and it’s message was needed given the time period. Learning more about the back story of this film, including the stories of the cast and creators, was fascinating. Fair warning...you will be moved to tears. I was driving down to the beach with my mom and we were sobbing! Highly recommend, this story needed to be told ❤️

Mariann iTunes ,

Keep tissues at the ready....

I can’t wait to watch Philadelphia again all these years later. This podcast is an excellent in-depth behind the scenes look.

joesview ,

More about the movie please

A bait & switch - not enough about the making of the 1993 film. And the narrator playing multiple audio ‘roles’ is a lame device.

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