The Psychology of ‘Moonlight’


Moonlight, the Oscar-winning film by director Barry Jenkins, is heavy with psychological themes.  In my Psych Cinema video, my psychological breakdown of the film and the character of Little/Chiron/Black includes:

  • Identity formation and developing a sense of self
  • Attachment styles
  • Defense mechanisms
  • Addiction
  • Masculinity
  • Sexuality

Also be sure to check out our profile of Tarell Alvin McCraney, whose own life is the inspiration for Moonlight.

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