Giovanni Ciacci51, histrion, costume designer for stars, style critic (a mixture of Guillermo Mariotto e Louella Parsons queen of 40s gossip) would be the first HIV optimistic within the arms of a actuality present. From the pages to Chi, Alfonso Signorini first proclaims that Ciacci will inform his story as a competitor to Massive Brother; then he takes discomfort, doubt and affected by them and transforms them into the breath of a civil wrestle.
Pricey Alfonso, why combine the story of an AIDS affected person with the steamy goof – as a result of it is goofing – of GF?
“Ciacci I wished it already final 12 months. However he examined optimistic for HIV, and in keeping with the outdated actuality TV guidelines, you’ll be able to’t take part when you’re HIV optimistic. Not that it was new, you do not know what number of actors, athletes, managers are; but it surely has all the time been most well-liked to maintain it quiet. Credit score to Ciacci, when he comes out. That ban on TV was comprehensible within the Eighties when individuals had been all the time dying of AIDS. However for ten years, with antiretroviral therapies, the affected person has survived, lived like a standard individual. So I made it a principled combat”.
I insist. Does not such a robust theme create dystonia on GF?
“I notice it could be out of tune. It is tough, in a present with trains, gossip and laughter, however I believe it is proper to make the most of such a big TV viewers – 20.90% of the common over 50 episodes is lots – and never deal with the topic as ghettoized in third night. They provide me funds for civic engagement, and I make the most of them. I left the video games in GF already 4 years in the past: the truth present displays life in spite of everything. Which isn’t solely pink, it is also crimson, it is black. There may be additionally the driving monitor within the enamel. There are the good prizes and the cotillons and the HIV and the wheelchair of, for instance, the swimmer Manuel Bortuzzo, which I introduced into this system ».
How did the corporate take it?
“I defined to him that we couldn’t cease within the 80s and that the world is altering, Mediaset has understood that it’s not solely wealthy prizes and cotlons”.
Now you blast Ciacci on Canale 5. On Discovery, the veil was already torn within the Drag Race Italia program with a drag queen with HIV – very area of interest stuff -. However the topic was very tough. For some, on high of the lifeless, it was such a nightmare that they stated to themselves “they have been on the lookout for it.” Is that stage over?
“I do not know. I keep in mind the campaigns of the immunologist Aiuti who kissed the nurse; and noticed the movie Philadelphia in ’93,. However even though the issue arose, a blanket of silence typically lined every part. Now we’ve to speak about it, particularly to younger individuals; the president of Anlaids Andrea Gori tells me that now the kids are getting sick. And plenty of are nonetheless satisfied that AIDS is transmitted by saliva, And have you learnt that regardless of every part they inform me that some banks refuse mortgages or insurance coverage for HIV -patients? However there could also be a motive why we do not speak about it”.
And can that be the explanation?
“If the idea that the illness could be cured goes away, it might go ‘free all,’ and the hell away with no condom.” As an alternative, it is higher to not get sick, the therapies are heavy, it is not simply the pill for diabetes or ldl cholesterol”.
Did TV evolve on civilizational struggles like this? To say: it can’t be stated – you’re an instance – that homosexuals are discriminated in opposition to. Or not?
“I’m privileged, however I’ve additionally been topic to discrimination on my pores and skin, even when I do not like to speak about it. Are prejudices about homosexuality outdated? Properly, it depends upon the place you had been born and who you observe. In Milan it’s one factor, in a distant mountain village, one other. It’s true that we should not combat it with just one political aspect, the left…”
Properly, it should be acknowledged that in Forza Italia an ideological hole has opened up within the LGBT struggles.
“Additionally because of Francesca Pascale, a degree of reference. We frequently mentioned the issues, I knew concerning the tales with Paola Turci, I am glad they acquired married. You have got helped loosen center-right prejudices which – let’s face it – are nonetheless in your DNA. In fact, having Berlusconi by your aspect, essentially the most open-minded individual I do know, made enjoyable of her”.
Talking of LGBT points. Is not it talked about in every single place, maybe with an excessive amount of weight? Does not that danger being counterproductive?
“No, it’s important that we speak about LGBT rights. As of transgender. Simply do not overdo it. I admit that seeing 5 shemales on Raidue in prime time triggered the applause. Additionally as a result of it’s essential to learn past the “masking” side, of the stereotype. I like to grasp, to know their every day life, their difficulties. It’s a matter of nice curiosity; and it’s not sure that you’ll not take it to GF”.
Chapter “womb for hire”. Once you expressed dissent, you joked “we gays cannot be moms and dads, bordering on good aunts.” The subject may be very scorching, particularly on the left. Are you continue to on this line?
“Past the jokes, I’d not resort to surrogacy. There may be an underlying moral drawback, and when that is executed, solely the very wealthy in particular American clinics can afford it, at 100 thousand euros per shot. I permit myself nonetheless, to not decide who chooses it. It’s a thorny matter of conscience; you run the chance of diving right into a darkish sea.”
“Sure, a taboo. And as such I used to be additionally capable of study it on GF. Why not?”