About the Film
If using a condom is tricky to bring up when your date gets hot and heavy, try dropping the ‘H-Bomb’ - admitting you have genital herpes. In Dating The H*Bomb, Heidi, Hector and Michael candidly share intimate stories about life with the incurable and taboo herpes virus, from the shock of diagnosis to the search for true love. Re-enacted with puppets, these everyday Australians reveal what it’s like to negotiate love, sex and human relationships in the shadow of a disease that affects one in eight Australians.
This documentary was produced by Lala Pictures, with Director Jay Court, Producer Andrew Arbuthnot and Screen Writer Wendy Hanna. The film was premiered at the Cockatoo Island Film Festival in Sydney, then aired nationally on ABC2.
"Dating the H*Bomb" was part of the Opening Shot series on ABC2, which is an initiative between Screen Australia and ABC Television. 5 Australian filmmakers under the age of 35 were selected to produce cutting edge documentaries addressing taboo issues.
For more info about Opening Shot, visit http://openingshot.abc.net.au/
For more information about LaLa pictures, please visit http://www.lalapictures.com
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Watch the Behind the Scenes video below (see more info on the Opening Shot website):