Articles tagged with: 1987

Australia’s Grim Reaper campaign continues to disgust

published: December, 13, 2012 Categories // Health, International , Sexual Health, Media, Opinion Pieces

Bowling balls from hell: remembering the ultimate AIDS scare campaign from Australia in 1987, with Christopher Banks

The black décor of a bowling alley from hell.  Pins are mechanically lowered onto a platform, but they’re not bowling pins.   They are people: very specific kinds of people. White, middle-class heterosexual families – men, women, children. Especially children. A lingering close-up of a blond girl with pigtails, her eyes streaming with tears fill the screen and burns into our retinas with all the subtlety of a punch to the face.  A gloomy voiceover from Satan himself intones “A