|To Die For|
|Directed by||Peter Mackenzie Litten|
|Written by||Johnny Byrne
Peter Mackinzie Litten
|Music by||Roger Bolton|
|Editing by||Jeffrey Arsenault|
|Release date(s)||2 December 1994|
|Running time||101 mins.|
To Die For is a British comedy drama film directed by Peter Mackenzie Litten in 1994. It stars Thomas Arklie, Ian Williams, Tony Slattery, Dillie Keane and John Altman. The screenplay was written by Johnny Byrne, Paul McEvoy, and Litten. The original music score was composed by Roger Bolton.
Simon, a handsome, macho guy, and Mark, a female impersonator, are lovers in an open relationship. Simon is HIV negative, and Mark is HIV positive. The film looks back at Mark's reaction to discovering his condition. Mark likes to be at home when not working. After he found out, he began working on an AIDS quilt like the one in the video he watches over and over. Meanwhile, macho Simon, a TV technician, continues to cruise London's gay bars at night looking for action. Mark soon dies and Simon becomes the film's focus as he carries on with his irresponsible sex life. Simon's seems totally unaffected by his lover's death, but then, Mark comes back to haunt him. Mark strongly chastises Simon for his risky behavior which gives Simon serious pause for thought. Simon is the only one who can see Mark and this creates problems. Eventually, Simon must acknowledge his true feeling for Mark and begins reassessing his life and behavior.