Nicholas Britell. I assumed he saw a vulnerability in Chiron that he recognized in himself—perhaps from a younger age. Film Music Reporter. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Moonlight. Any gay kid will tell you about the constant fear of being outed, about thinking your body is your enemy, about being called names or being bullied for something so completely out of your hands.
It seems that Juan seems to associate this image with vulnerability, given that he tells Chiron that he eventually shed the nickname "Blue" in order to foster his own identity. The transgender sex worker two doors down—her life is important. Moonlight —directed by the rising filmmaker Barry Jenkins —was a breakout hit at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and is already the subject of Oscar talk. When a child, Chiron lives with his single, crack addict mother Paula in a crime ridden neighborhood in Miami.
Naomie Harris was initially reluctant to portray Paula, stating that she did not want to play a stereotypical depiction of a black woman.