Dallas Buyers Club by Craig BortenTexan Ron Woodroof is an electrician and rodeo cowboy. In 1985, he is well into an unexamined existence with a devil-may-care lifestyle. Suddenly, Ron is blindsided by being diagnosed as H.I.V.-positive and given 30 days to live. Yet he will not, and does not, accept a death sentence.
His crash course of research reveals a lack of approved treatments and medications in the U.S., so Ron crosses the border into Mexico. There, he learns about alternative treatments and begins smuggling them into the U.S., challenging the medical and scientific community including his concerned physician, Dr. Eve Saks.
An outsider to the gay community, Ron finds an unlikely ally in fellow AIDS patient Rayon, a transsexual who shares Rons lust for life. Rayon also shares Rons entrepreneurial spirit: seeking to avoid government sanctions against selling non-approved medicines and supplements, they establish a buyers club, where H.I.V.-positive people pay monthly dues for access to the newly acquired supplies.
Deep in the heart of Texas, Rons pioneering underground collective beats loud and strong. With a growing community of friends and clients, Ron fights for dignity, education, and acceptance. In the years following his diagnosis, the embattled Lone Star loner lives life to the fullest like never before.
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Does an AIDS doctor buy "Dallas Buyers Club?"
Ron Woodroof was born in , becoming an electrician in adulthood. Instead of passively accepting this prognosis, Woodroof researched various medicines and drug combinations and began taking a regime of drugs to stave off the disease. He also began what is now known as the Dallas Buyers Club, through which he sold the drugs to AIDS victims around the world who had no other recourse. In the face of the FDA and other regulators, the Dallas Buyers Club flourished, but Woodroof himself succumbed to the affliction six years after the diagnosis, on September 12, Ron Woodroof was born in and became an electrician as an adult. Woodroof was diagnosed with AIDS in , when only one drug was on the market to treat the disease, AZT, and was given only six months to live. He began a regimen of AZT, but it had little effect, and he nearly died.
Two fictional supporting characters, Dr. The article, which featured interviews with Woodroof and also recreated his dramatic international exploits, attracted widespread attention from filmmakers and journalists. Screenwriter Borten interviewed Woodroof in and wrote the script, which he polished with writer Wallack in , and then sold to producer Robbie Brenner. Several other actors, directors, and producers who were attached at various times to the development of the film left the project. Universal Pictures also tried to make the film, but did not. A couple of screenwriters wrote drafts that were rejected. Principal photography began on November 11, , in New Orleans , Louisiana , continuing for 25 days of filming, which also included shooting in Baton Rouge.