READ BARRY JENKINS’ OSCAR ACCEPTANCE SPEECH HE NEVER GOT TO GIVE

While in attendance as a keynote speaker at festival South by Southwest (SXSW), filmmaker Barry Jenkins surprised audiences when he read the Oscar acceptance he never got to give. Jenkins’ groundbreaking film Moonlight won Best Picture at least year’s Academy Awards — but not before Faye Dunaway mistakenly read La La Land first. It mean the Moonlight…

A MOONLIGHT REVOLUTION: THE BLACK QUEER EXPERIENCE COMES OF AGE IN AMERICA

How many young actors, let alone young black actors, would choose a gay movie as their first real introduction to the world? Regardless of one’s orientation, Hollywood, for all its left-leaning bloviation, is still homophobic — and pretty racist. Once upon a time, not so long ago, playing gay was a shortcut to either obscurity or an…