COVID-19 has shaken the modern world to its core. Yet for the queer and HIV+ communities this has not been our first rodeo. Even for those who aren’t old enough to have lived through the AIDS crisis themselves, then the horror and despair of that time have most certainly been passed down to us, through stories and art.
In this powerful tradition, comes the new ABC series In Our Blood. It was originally written for stage by Adriano Cappelletta as Never Let Me Go, which premiered at Griffin Theatre in 2019. Now, in the wake of a more recent pandemic, this four-episode television adaptation is exceptional and important storytelling.