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For so long, good queer cinema was virtually non-existent or played into tired, tokenizing tropes. Even with that in mind, most mainstream cinema has centered on heteronormative storylines for decades. Sure, the scarcity still has you scavenging through some painful storylines from time to time, but with all that digging eventually comes gold. Watch Now.
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The film is a cinematic meditation on family, boyhood, manhood, intimacy, friendship, betrayal, forgiveness, human complexity, and home, told from the unique perspective of black characters navigating life in urban America—characters and experiences often missing in the genre of LGBT films. And that is why I caution the broader, white, LGBT community to not be so quick to claim Moonlight as its own just yet. But it also unraveled the expectations of white Hollywood after the all black cast and production team won an Oscar for Best Picture—only after the same award was mistakenly handed over to the mostly white production team and cast of La La Land. The gaffe was an ironic example of the ways exceptional black films tend to be overshadowed by those centering on white characters—even if such films are mediocre.
This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots , the event that arguably jumpstarted the modern LGBTQ movement. While rainbows are replacing corporation logos across the nation, Black folks like myself are attending rallies for the death of our trans sisters — most recently Layleen Polanco Xtranveganza , who was found dead in her jail cell in Rikers Island, and Zoe Spears , who was shot to death on June Unfortunately, this is nothing new for the Black queer community; the architects and elders of the movement have been all but erased.