WATCH: Trailer for “MARZ,” Upcoming Hip-Hop Version of “Moonlight”
Directed by five-time Emmy Award winner, Bobby Yan, this short film “MARZ” tells the story of childhood friends exploring their sexuality and dealing with the fallout of emotion and confusion.
The Oscar Award Winning Cast of “Moonlight” Strips Down for Calvin Klein
Fresh off of Moonlight’s Best Picture/Supporting Actor/Adapted Screenplay award winning night at the Oscars, Calvin Klein releases new underwear campaign featuring actors Mahershala Ali, Alex Hibbert, Trevante Rhodes, and Ashton Sanders. The collaboration was foreshadowed at last night’s Academy Awards. Calvin Klein dressed Hibbert, Sanders…
In the Moonlight, Ocky Williams is still Light Skin
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…
CA Podcast #58 – The “Moonlight” Episode
In this podcast, Cypher Avenue co-founders Octavius Williams and Nick Delmacy give a SPOILER-FREE review of the new critically acclaimed LGBT film, “Moonlight.”
Moonlight: A Spoiler Free Review
In addition to this spoiler free review of Moonlight, I will also post a separate essay detailing my reflections about the film along with my assessments of a couple of mainstream reviews, some of the language used in those reviews and discuss some social media musings. I…
The Gay Eyes on the Prize (or ‘What A Difference 8 Years Makes’)
When we started this website 8 years ago (then under a different name), one of my main motivations was to highlight the Gay and Bisexual Black male creatives that didn’t seem to be getting any press coverage elsewhere. Especially those that leaned on the more…
WATCH: Clips from Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Play, “Choir Boy”
Here are exclusive clips from Academy Award Winning “Moonlight” screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Broadway play, “Choir Boy.”
Tarell Alvin McCraney’s ‘David Makes Man’
Premiering on the OWN network; David Makes Man centers on a very intelligent 14yr old from the projects who is grappling with the death of his closest friend. He has to make a decision to embrace the streets or his education, which could provide a…
Netflix’s High Flying Bird
Moonlight’s Oscar winner writer, Tarell Alvin McCraney, has written a new film premiering on Netfilx Friday, February 8. High Flying Bird stars Andre Holland (also from Moonlight) and is shot on entirely on iPhone. High Flying Bird is directed by Steven Soderbergh who also…
“About Him” Creator Boasts the Return of Tripp Ali with Launch of Streaming Site
I could (and have) write a whole essay about these web series being too smutty, poorly acted and written so trite & superficially that the script exists merely to set up the next simulated soft core porn sex scene…but who cares, right?
CA Podcast #63 – The “Light Skin vs Dark Skin” Episode
In this podcast, Ocky Williams and Nick Delmacy discuss if Chiron in Moonlight was effeminate, would the film be as beloved by gay men (7:50), if Light Skin vs. Dark Skin colorism exists in the Black Gay Community (16:00), the notion of traveling just to hook-up with unknown or exotic, foreign men (37:10) and their experiences of “going limp” during sex (49:40).
Dopeness #3: Lamont Pierre Claps-Back At The Negativity and Announces The End of “Freefall”
In this episode, Filmmaker Lamont Pierre joins Nick to not only discuss his decision to end his long-running hit web series, “Freefall” after four years, but to also stop producing LGBT content altogether.