Moonlight: The Cycle of Hegemonic Masculinity in Black Communities

Written by on 7 March 2017

Moonlight was an amazing film that almost felt like a documentary. It highlighted the toxicity and cyclical nature of masculinity within black communities (specifically those communities of lower socio-economic status). And knowing this before-hand made me want to check out this piece of work. But when you add on the fact that the main character was obviously a queer one, this created a whole new (and stronger) appeal for me. So I had to watch.

Chiron is his name but he’d be soon known by a few others. Black is one of them (probably to highlight the fact that his very dark skin set him apart even amongst his own people). He’d also be known as Little

The movie was split up into three parts based on his names. (Read more at:

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