Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black must be taking out stock in Kleenex. His follow up project to Milk is another emotional biopic of a gay man who inspired but met an untimely death.

Pedro Zamora became the face of AIDS in 1994. That year, Zamora, the son of a Cuban immigrant, openly and honestly lived his life as an HIV-positive man on MTV's Real World: San Francisco. Millions tuned in to root for Zamora after he admitted to being gay and testing positive for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, at 17.

The simply titled film Pedro, directed by Nick Oceano and written by Dustin Lance Black, tells Zamora's heartbreaking story.

The film opens with a statement from President Bill Clinton: “To this day, Pedro Zamora remains an extraordinary example of what a huge impact one young person can make in our world. I'm glad to have known him, and I'm grateful his life has been able to inspire and enrich so many others.”

After learning he was HIV-positive, Zamora dedicated his life to speaking out about the disease. As the finale of World approached, his health rapidly declined and he ultimately succumbed to the disease at the young age of 22. His death sparked a national dialog about HIV/AIDS, especially among young people.

Pedro will have its simultaneous world premiere April 1 on cable channel MTV and gay channel Logo.