Quite the year for Moonlight. I want to be serious by first stating that Moonlight was in fact a good movie. I get it, it’s suppose to be some artsy fartsy movie for “high-brow” culture. Well let me tell you, there’s nothing High Brow about me watching that movie in sweat pants on a Wednesday morning because I live like I’m unemployed. Moonlight although it wasn’t my favorite movie this year, was really good. There was a level of anxiety and curiosity that at least kept me going. I don’t know maybe its like a very gritty version of Degrassi If it focused on one person. One gay African American person in one of the roughest neighborhoods. It’s definitely worth a watch and delivers all the right messages about the stigmas of being a gay black person in America.
But if we’re being honest with our selves, that was not a Kiss Scene, It was a Hand Job scene. Like not an Over-The-Pants-Handjob scene. An aggressive, I’m gonna get in there and stroke his dick until completion Hand job scene. Yea I know it all started with a kiss. A very well delivered kiss between 2 guys, but in conversation at parties when you and someone share a conversation about Moonlight and you ask them about the scene, the conversation will go like this.
You: Hey what did you think about the scene?
Them: What scene?
You: You know, the kiss scene?
Them: Oh you mean the hand job on the beach scene.
You can’t defer to that scene and not think of it as a scene highlighted by a hand job, not some kiss. And for the sake of Chiron, you shouldn’t either. More happened on that night that brought him pure bliss. Guy was randomly called up and his first at bat after being confused about his sexuality hits a double. Shouldn’t reduce moments like that to just a best kiss. I get for the sake of culture you gotta have Moonlight winning that very prestigious MTV Movie & TV award and It honestly was the best Kiss Scene out of the group. But lets be clear about it and understand that if this were some alternate Zoolander award show where they have Slashies, it would be Best Handjob/Kiss scene and not the other way around.
DailyMail- The ex-wife of a billionaire told a chef to cook her guests ‘black people food’ at her $2,000 a night ranch and horse sanctuary, court paper have revealed. Madeleine Pickens, who recently divorced Texas oil tycoon T.Boone Pickens, is accused of telling former chef Armand Appling not to serve ‘white people food’ at her Mustang Wild Horse Eco-Resort in Nevada. Appling claims he was fired in 2014 for complaining about working in a hostile work environment and has now filed a federal lawsuit accusing her of racial discrimination. He accuses the wealthy philanthropist of telling him fried chicken, BBQ ribs and corn bread would be the perfect meal for the tourists who pay more than $2,000 per night to stay at the plush resort. He says Pickens’ stereotypical references were commonplace at the Elko County ranch in Nevada, close to the border with Utah. Appling, who is African American, also alleges that Pickens, who is white, instructed him to terminate two other black kitchen staffers — one she referred to as her ‘bull’ or ‘ox’ and another who had ‘too much personality.’ He says she told him they didn’t ‘look like people we have working at the country club’ and didn’t ‘fit the image’ of the staff she wanted at the ranch.
I know I’m not in the pantheon of wealth that these southern Oil Tycoon people are in but yo, if you gave me that type of money I’d be so down to drop 2 G’s on all that “black people food.” Don’t even know why this chef’s making it a big deal (probably because he was fired for the main reason of prejudice). If he’s suing because she wanted to cook up that good shit then the argument kinda falls apart. If they loved all that southern classic food then it’s almost like she can’t be a full blown racist; It’s actually probably a compliment. It’s 11:46 am right now and I’m grabbing lunch with my cousin at like 12:30 and all i can think about now is slaughtering chickens and pigs just so I can have some delicious ass fried chicken and fall off the bone ribs. I don’t know what the guest list was like at this little shindig but if the crowd looks like it’s all whites you can argue that she was trying to create the cultural bridge between the two with good food. Didn’t want some snobby escargot or some amuse bouche that does nothing to quell hunger. She said fuck it, we need that good shit, and on that basis, I can’t really find her guilty because i bet that shit tasted bomb as fuck.
p.s- I originally thought it said that she only served “black people food” to the black people in which, I would want to be a black person over a white guy cause, again, that shit sounds so good right now.