Robbie Lawlor is one of the central characters in this excellent hybrid documentary HOW TO TELL A SECRET about how millennials deal with their HIV status in contemporary Ireland. It opens with a reenactment of 21-year-old Shaun Dunne waiting for the arrival of his ex-boyfriend Robbie who is about to tell him that he has been diagnosed with HIV. It’s some years since 1996 when the arrival of protease inhibitors so it meant that this was no longer a death sentence, but even so these young men suffered from the sheer ignorance that Irish society had maintained.
Robbie Lawlor talks with Queerguru on the eve of the film being released in Irish Cinemas on World AIDS Day
PS You can read Queerguru’s full review of How To Tell A Secret HERE