It's the true story of Dallas pussy-hound Ron Woodroof, a rabid gay-basher who wound up helping in the fight against the AIDS virus, mostly to save his own rodeo-cowboy ass.
"You hear Rock Hudson was a cocksucker?" a revolted Ron asks his buddies when the rugged Hollywood star succumbs to complications from AIDS in 1985. Suddenly, the "gay disease" hits home, especially for Ron, who is diagnosed with HIV from sex with a female druggie. No matter. His pals paint the words "faggot blood" on the side of his house and run the other way.