Gays and Gardenias: Hollywood’s Queer Representation Regression

“What’s a faggot?” ‘A faggot is…a word used to make gay people feel bad.’ A beat. “Am I a faggot?”                                                                                          ~ Little and Juan, in Moonlight (2016) A gasp? Sure. A tear? Probably. A yawn? Maybe. A laugh? You wouldn’t think so – but, apparently, the above sequence from Barry Jenkins’ heartrending film Moonlight, despite its emotional tension, can elicit reactionary laughter … Continue reading Gays and Gardenias: Hollywood’s Queer Representation Regression