||[Dec. 19th, 2012|11:12 pm]
Renting out the Roger/Mark love
Hi everyone, I am new to RENT, I first watched it at the weekend and by watched I mean watched the movie and the last filmed broadway show. (I love Will chase)
I hope this is allowed this is a plot bunny that I have if anyone would like to take a crack at it.
I am partial to Roger pining over Mark so basically this is PRE RENT, Roger is his normal rock god, sleeping with groupies, using heroin etc, by all respects he should be in danger of AIDS but I was inspired by the introduction to the libretto book by Jonathan Larson and how Alison Gertz contracted AIDS through one sexual encounter when she was sixteen and I thought that would be something to explore. Mark is such a 'straight' character and doesnt fall for the vices that Roger does so I thought maybe an ex girlfriend could contact him and say she is HIV positive and that he should get tested or he has a one night stand. Both Roger and Mark are devastated by the news when Mark's test comes back as positive and in inspires Roger to try and get clean so that he can take care of his best friend (crush)
Anyway it's there if anyone wants it.