A Win For ‘Moonlight’ At The Globes Is A Win For Queer Representation

Up there with one of the most-deserved wins at the Golden Globes, a gong has been handed to Barry Jenkins‘ absolutely stunning film, Moonlight.

The film was up for a big ol’ six nominations, and took home the award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, also making it the first win by a black writer/director in this category. 
Casually making film industry history too, no big deal.
This win is so important for the storytelling of black queerness, which is typically ignored or erased from the cinematic history of folks growing up in darker parts of America.
It’s rounding out a beaut week for the film, which also recently copping the award for Best Film from the National Society of Film Critics
Moonlight follows the tale of Chiron; a black man growing up in the rougher parts of Miami during the darker uprising of the war on drugs. 
Based on the life of gay playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, the film perfectly captures the emotions and feelings of figuring out identity and sexuality with eloquent honesty and multiple ‘oh god my HEART‘ moments.
A film that explores the heartache and confusion held by so many people in the world, allows people that normally feel ignored by the film industry to have some level of relativity and recognition. 
It’s a gorgeous film that interlocks discovering identity and acceptance of people no matter their appearance, job, life, or upbringing.
There’s whispers that Moonlight will be sitting pretty for a few nods from the Academy Awards next month, and to be honest it should win all the awards.
Moonlight premiered in Sydney last night, and is set to be released in Australian cinemas on January 26. Don’t sleep on this one, mates.
Photo: YouTube / A24.