In the Moonlight, Ocky Williams is still Light Skin

By OckyDub | Posted Feb 9 2017 | 3 Comments  

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After a brief drought, I’m back with some follow up reflections on the film Moonlight.

In the podcast I touch on:

  • My connection with the film as it relates to my coming of age as a non-heterosexual Black kid.
  • How self-identified Black Queer men label this film as a “Black Queer Coming of Age film”, while not acknowledging that none of the male characters in the film would self-identify as ‘Queer’.
  • The displays of drama and victimization in films and television series.

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OckyDub

Octavius is a founder and editor of Cypher Avenue. He's here to help speak for us and show the world that masculine gay / bisexual men of color are not a part of the stereotypical gay normal that is seen and fed to the masses. No...we are a distinct breed, filled with character and pride. Cypher Avenue is here to show the world how we are different.

   
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3 Comments Feel Free To Join The Cypher.

  1. hannibal
    hannibal | February 9th, 2017
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    I’m about to hate watch this!

  2. rhode | February 11th, 2017
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    This movie is about a young man with a troubled family life that is perceived different and persecuted from his mostly male classmates, and how he grows up with these challenges that shaped him. The so called gay theme is not the main focus, and when it is presented, it is showcased with great restraint. The movie resonates because many people can understand and can relate and feel empathy for this character. It is a movie with great sensitivity and realism without the caricatures or stereotypes. In short it is a great film regardless of one’s sensibilities on the subject. Hence, all the acclaim it has received. It was certainly earned.

  3. FREEDOM TRAIN
    FREEDOM TRAIN | February 12th, 2017
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    MOONLIGHT WAS A GOOD MOVIE. I’M SURPRISE IT WON THE GOLDEN GLOBE AND EVEN NOMINATED FOR AN OSCAR. BUT I CAN’T BUT WONDER IF THE MOVIE ‘ BIRTH OF A NATION ‘ WOULD HAVE DONE BETTER AT THE BOX OFFICE , IF IT HAD SOME NUDITY AND [IN MY OPINION ] AT THE END OF THE MOVIE SHOWED HOW NAT TURNER WAS ACTUALLY KILLED AND MADE INTO OIL , IT MIGHT WOULD HAVE GOTTEN SOME NOMINATIONS FROM SOME AWARD SHOW. MAYBE THE NAACP AWARDS MIGHT GIVE IT SOME ATTENTION ON THEIR SHOW. SO SORRY FOR THE ACTORS PAST PROBLEMS. I REALLY THINK WHAT KILLED IT WAS THE FACT IS SHOWED A BLACK MAN GETTING SOME REVENGE FOR HORRIBLE TREAT DURING SLAVERY. > AND WE ALL KNOW THAT ” SLAVERY WAS WRONG ” AND ” WILL NEVER BE RIGHT “. <




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