It’s time to celebrate because Moonlight is coming to US Netflix.
That’s right, the 2017 Academy Award Winner for Best Picture is heading over to the popular streaming service next month.
While the film was already available on Amazone Prime and Canadian Netflix, many are celebrating the movie’s upcoming arrival to US Netflix on May 21.
— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) April 22, 2019
— i ain’t comin over here no more (@charii___) April 22, 2019
'Moonlight' Is Coming to Netflix in May.
You're out of excuses. https://t.co/5q3uyF7i0C
— Raquel Willis (@RaquelWillis_) April 22, 2019
Wait Moonlight just hitting Netflix? I thought i streamed it on there
— Hunk with some Funk (@Mr1738) April 23, 2019
— That's Madam VP to You! (@AJLoper71) April 22, 2019
Pose and moonlight are coming to Netflix, thank you so much. I’m tired of all of the European and White LGBTQ films on there.
— JIFF (@FKAscumm) April 23, 2019
— David Opie 🌈 (@DavidOpie) April 22, 2019
I’ve wanted to see “Moonlight” for so long and it’s actually coming to Netflix what!!!! May is going to be an amazing month
— preston spicé (@psm_writes) April 23, 2019
Moonlight was a 2016 coming-of-age drama film. The story followed three separate life stages and personas of a black, gay man from Miami, Florida.
The film (starring two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris, Trevante Rhondes, and Ashton Sanders) covered several issues and topics such as coming-of-age, the intersection of being black and gay, masculinity, drug/gang culture, growing up in poverty, and more.
The film Moonlight was adapted from the unpublished play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney.
McCraney has had a great couple of years. From seeing the success of Moonlight to working on a show with Oprah, having a successful first run on Broadway, teaching the next generation of storytellers by working as the Chair of Playwriting at the Yale School of Drama, and working on a new play about the first drag queen to run for US president.
In addition, the adapted script was created by film director Barry Jenkins. Jenkins also has a successful career after Moonlight. He adapted the script of Oscar-winning film If Beale Street Could Talk from the novel of the same name by James Baldwin. He’s now working a new tv series about the Underground Railroad.
While we wait for the future projects of these two rising creators, we can busy ourselves by re-watching Moonlight on US Netflix starting on May 21.