A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. Neonegro I have seen the movie. Can't fault the acting, doing wonders with compellingly real characters and strongly defined character relationships especially the central one. All three of the actors playing this one character are indelible in the role. Wanted to see as many films as possible, especially those that won or were nominated for the big awards.
Moonlight portrays black gay life in its joy, sadness and complexity
Moonlight () - IMDb
Moonlight eschews this reductivism entirely, brilliantly portraying in a lyrical story how love and connection attempt to take hold. Yes No Report this. Franklin Excellent film, for all the reasons listed above and more. The town in which I grew up was not the kind of town where you could differ from the norm. Jenkins deftly captures the unspoken empathy that exists between the characters. External Sites. Chiron would not know what adult Kevin looks like.
‘Moonlight’ Review: Gay Triptych Features Great Performances
Skip to content. Moonlight focuses on people of color living in Miami, and the struggles they face within their own communities in coming out and living their lives as gay men and women. Moonlight is a visual meditation that compels us to consider the everyday violence s that Chiron navigates and negotiates throughout his life. But this is a minor complaint.
I realized that very few of us black men are given the space to opt out of enacting some kind of pose or another in order to survive; survive the intra-community violence we experience, and the assaults from the outside world too; the daily anti-black encounters, the homophobia, the hyper-vigilante and hyper-masculine expectations. I fear this huge buzz creates a set up for failure when it comes to the awards season and Moonlight goes against the huge budget films coming between now and Christmas. Being a person of color and queer is already a hard combination to showcase in our modern media, and to me, adding a harsh socio-economic background and a moving storyline centered around gay love seemed to be an impossible feat. Franklin Excellent film, for all the reasons listed above and more.