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    Straight Black Man kinda pretends to be (sorta) awkwardly gay in a movie (without having to actually do anything gay): He gets the cover of OUT, a gay magazine.

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    Actual Gay Black Man who wrote the story and who's life the movie is loosely based on: He gets half a page in the back of the issue.

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    Ive seen sooo little of the other dude. Its like he doesn't exist.
     
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    Doesn't seem like mccraney cares n neither should u. Truth is trevante rhodes plays the character so he's gonna get more attention while tarell Mccraney wrote an unproduced play the movie's script is loosely based on and executive produced - barry jenkins, a str8 man, wrote the movie script. Plus mccraney's on his way to teach at Yale next year so I doubt hes concerned with a magazine profile (especially when a ton have already been written on him/the movie)...
     
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    @Nick Delmacy now you KNOW it is all about who will make OUT mag fly off the shelves. Trevante is a leading actor and that man who actually wrote it is not known. Plain and simple.
     
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    hmmm thinking about it ... why does he ( Trevante ) have to do anything explicitly gay to be considered gay. In that the character was definitely gay, that was without question and to me showed a side that many of the readers see but don't understand the impact of such a life would have on adult. It was this destroyed masculinity that was shown by the last actor and the dude on the cover and was the pull for the movie as seen in all the advertisements ( how can this total masculine man be gay). So i can see why he would be placed on the cover.
     
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    Yea, all this. Not to mention, the dude is BAD AS FVCK!!! That face on the cover and I'm sold....:whew:
     
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    Damn, I got a little too excited. At first glance, I thought he was coming out.
     
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    I just think its fucked up, and a little hypocritical, to put heterosexual Trevante on the cover but not gay Tarell. They could have at least photographed them together.
     
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    Because SEXUALITY is mostly about sex...and by that I don't mean pornographic sex and smut like the web series out there. I just mean displaying intimacy, at the very least.

    Trevante didn't have to do anything on-camera that would make anyone in the question his heterosexuality as an actor.

    He even didn't have to do as much as Will Smith did in Six Degrees of Separation (which wasn't very much but enough to get ppl spreading rumors to this day about Will).

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    I'll say again for the 100th time, if Moonlight was about a heterosexual man reuniting with an old "love," it would have displayed more physical intimacy and sexuality.
     
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    It almost comes across as a quota system that would make one eligible to come unto the cover. Though i can see aspects of what you are saying as to what conveys sexual orientation in film, another question would be was that the intention of the film. Could it be argued that the film dealt with one aspect of homosexuality vs other films.
     
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    Yeah without getting into a whole debate about this film again, I'll say that I agree with you from the standpoint that the Director was not interested in the sexuality part of Homosexuality. He was more interested in Manhood, Masculinity and Bullying.

    The "problem" for me is that the film could just as easily been about an awkward straight kid and a straight boy who befriended him using taboo male intimacy (the same intimacy that we already see in other cultures like in Italy, the Middle East and parts of Africa. Ex: Italian men kiss each other on the cheeks, Middle Eastern men hold hands in public, etc).

    For me at least, I can't strip away my sexual attraction for menz and still consider myself Homosexual. Otherwise, its just what I call "brotherhood."
     
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    I don't see why they couldn't have put both on the cover...? In the article/interview, I would hope that the original creator actually ends up in it somewhere.
     
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    He has a short interview/article AFTER the main article with Trevante.
     
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    this is more like it. smugbama
     
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    Yeah, that's just like if OUT Magazine had to choose from giving the cover to Jussie Smollett or Lee Daniels. Lee Daniels is still very well known of course, but you get the point.
     
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    Now here's a question...

    We all know that looks play a big part in Hollywood. Both Nick and Octavius agreed that Chiron's character, played by Ashton Sanders, was really the stand out actor of the film. Not because of the acting, because everyone did a great job, but mainly because of how the script was written. He's a handsome guy for sure.

    But Trevante...just look at him...

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    The man is phine as hell!

    He has a look that will help sell magazines. Not taking away from his acting because he's a great actor, but could his good looks play apart in the publicity that he's getting? Idk, just a thought. I mean I like looking at him so I don't mind seeing his photo pop up everywhere lol
     
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    wait is this the same dude that played in moonlight? lol I wasn't really studyin him before but he seems to clean up real nice or it just the good photography lighting and haircut lol
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    Yes, that is THE Chiron.
    Honestly, everyone looked a little rough for obvious reasons in Moonlight.
     
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    Yeah he fine, but that line could've been better...
     

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