R | | Drama
A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
Director Barry Jenkins was inspired by his own childhood in Miami, where he was "always surrounded by this very lush green grass and these beautiful golden sunsets." He grew up in "an awesome neighborhood where some very dark things happened." He feels as though his childhood was "a beautiful struggle."
You the only man that's ever touched me.
Black: You're the only one.
Black: I haven't really touched anyone since.
Just before Kevin and Little wrestle in the grass, Kevin's gold chain goes from under his shirt, to over, to under again.
There are no opening credits.
$1,488,740 (USA) (18 November 2016)
$27,850,912 (USA) (28 April 2017)
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