Thank you for your response, Patrick. My father thought it was “gay” to show me affection, so he didn’t (thanx for sharing your childhood experience). My sons received my reaction to that childhood shortfall. However, that didn’t stop my son Toussaint from recoiling from his first take on “Moonlight” with, “If you can’t get through the trailer, it’s unwatchable.” He meant that he thought it was about gay sex (through further discussion, he ultimately did watch the film). This is why much of my piece focused on debunking the media portrayal. You seem to have been unaffected. You are focused on what the artwork was about. Like you, I experienced it as top shelf. It is a movie I can watch again and again, and it doesn’t get old.

Thanx again