Isaac Julien b. 1960
This Is Not an AIDS Advertisement (1988)
How is sexual desire surviving under the regime of AIDS fearing morality? This video reclaims some of the territory seized by the new puritans. A pulsating soundtrack and hot pink tinting make men the objects of desire in this unashamedly erotic and stylish video.

"This Is Not an AIDS Advertisement is stylistically impressionistic and elegiac. Sankofa's sensual mix was particularly striking for its assertion of sexual desire over guilt."-- Independent Media Magazine, Mary Downes (1987)

"Protest as style; sumptuous, powerful Gay retort to the New Puritanism." -- City Limits, Steve Bode (1987)