A boy grows up in a dilapidated bit of Miami with his druggie mother Naomie Harris ; is bullied for being soft and gay, and then grows up to be a drug dealer who resurrects the gay encounter of his schooldays and realises he is indeed gay. Aside from the latest , Moonlight reminds us of the importance and solace two men can find within each other. Only submit horrible comments that have been upvoted above a net score of +20. It's a good movie that is about a black, gay character. Then we get to the next actor and the next bit of the story: Chiron getting bullied in his grim high school, a life redeemed only by a friendship that takes a sexual turn. If a thread has multiple shitty comments, feel free to 2. To me, the main character is retreating into himself.
Now, this is a film about being black and gay, which, as Deborah Ross rightly points out is a subject that gets next to no airing in contemporary cinema. One Room with a View. Have you recently read an upvoted Reddit comment that was bigoted, creepy, misogynistic, transphobic, racist, homophobic, or just reeking of unexamined, toxic privilege? I try to remember that and keep it all in perspective because the truly important thing is to get the film out to the community. Juan berates her for her addiction and she rebukes him for selling crack to her in the first place. In the film, Chiron is placed in this divide as a Black gay man and alters his presentation of masculinity as a strategy to avoid ridicule because homosexuality is viewed as incompatible with Black masculine expectations.
The theater piece was shelved for about a decade before it served as the basis for Moonlight. The film subsequently won the at the , along with for Ali and for Jenkins and McCraney, from a total of eight nominations. It would be interesting to see how the votes were actually distributed Voters rank the movies 1-5? More importantly, Moonlight examines the shame and secrecy that often comes with. I spent years hiding my sexuality and emotionally distancing myself from the people that surrounded me. It really is a casting coup. Sucks that when it lose best picture, it's loss got turned into bigger news than Moonlight's victory. At the ceremony, presenters and read as the winner of Best Picture.
Now those black and white misconceptions become illuminated in color on screen with Moonlight, an emotional drama that serves as an examination into the complexities of Black masculinity. Harris later commented that although she had previously vowed not to portray a crack addict, the film's script and director's tolerance appealed to her. You felt this love from the community that I've never felt in any other location, anywhere in the world, and it was so strange that it happened in a place where people were expecting the complete opposite. Its praise is well deserved: It is a beautifully-shot, beautifully-acted and beautifully-written character study, following the life of a gay black man named Chiron from childhood to adulthood in three brilliant acts. With colorist Alex Bickel, they further achieved this by creating a color grade that increased the contrast and saturation while preserving the detail and color.
Though Chiron barely speaks to Juan and his kind girlfriend Janelle Monae after Juan — unsuccessful in trying to get information about where the kid lives — brings him home for dinner, young actor Hibbert shows him taking everything in. I couldn't understand what was it about being gay that made me such a target for such relentless hate. You throw it up, and whoever catches it, everybody tackles him. This list is not exhaustive. They're still young, so they get a chance to grow out of their edginess. Jenkins was introduced to McCraney's play through the Borscht arts collective in Miami.
Naomie Harris shot all of her scenes in three days without rehearsals, while André Holland filmed the totality of his scenes in five. Pediatric Clinics of North America. I did not for a moment believe the people in the first two acts physically turned into the two actors in the third act. All that bullshit about whitesplaining jazz was complete nonsense but people really wanted Moonlight to win and so they had to find pedantic reasons to criticise La La Land. In part, that had to do with the fact that people would call me gay or feminine, and it was always a word they used to hit me with. He argues that communities without privilege or power seek to gain it in other ways. Nat Sanders and Joi McMillon were nominated for , making McMillon the first black woman to earn an Academy Award nomination in film editing.
The transgender sex worker two doors down—her life is important. Now anytime a person of color or a film that is mostly made up of people of color win anything, that will be in the back of alot of people's minds. Moonlight Queerness only exacerbates that hurt, so that the understanding we have as queer people of color is deep enough to drown in, as many have done. The expression of hyper-masculinity among Black men has been associated with peer acceptance and community. As an adult, Chiron chooses to embrace the stereotypical Black male gender performance by becoming muscular and a drug-dealer. The Moonlight director is interested in showing the quiet, everyday moments of black men's lives that aren't typically portrayed in the media. On another night, Kevin visits Chiron at the beach near his house.