Based on Yen Tan’s highly lauded short film by the same name, 1985 follows Adrian (played by Gotham’s Cory Michael Smith), a closeted gay man, as he comes home for Christmas during the early years of the AIDS crisis. While there, he has difficulty revealing a terrible truth to his friends and conservative parents (played by Emmy Award® winning actor Michael Chiklis and Academy Award® nominated actress Virginia Madsen).
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