I’d encourage all of you to take an hour and 15 minutes and watch this documentary. I know a little bit about addiction, but I can’t imagine what it would take for a person to give up a great job, a Mercedes, and a beautiful apartment to become homeless on the streets of a city that’s foreign to you. But that’s one interviewee’s story.
Among so many other scenes that I found disturbing was one user’s premonition of the political ramifications of meth use (I’m paraphrasing here): If you think that drug use and addiction in the gay community isn’t the next wedge issue conservatives will use to try to marginalize us, you’re not paying attention.
Please watch this documentary.
METH explores the rising wave of crystal methamphetamine use within the gay population. Through the reflections of a dozen gay men, we learn of the drug’s allure, its promise, and why its popularity is soaring. Some of the men in the film are current users, and they share their life with us while under the constant influence of “Tina.” Other interviewees are former denizens of “Tina World,” who have managed to crawl back from the depths to which their addictions brought them. Throughout, METH is an unflinching look at the devastating effects of addiction to this very serious drug.
I found this documentary via my friend at Wicked Gay Blog.