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Moonlight stars have stripped off for new Calvin Klein campaign

March 1, 2017

The stars of oscar winning film Moonlight have stripped off for a new Calvin Klein campaign.

Right after the film bagged the Best Picture award at the Oscars (eventually), CK has come out with their new range.

The Spring 2017 campaign features Mahershala Ali (who won the Best Male Supporting Actor Oscar), Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders and 12-year-old Alex Hibbert.

CK called the Oscar winner, which tells a story of sexuality and race, “the film of the year”.

Moonlight has been praised by critics and LGBT people alike for its “exploration of gay black masculinity… managing to do so without ever diminishing the lives full of complex humanity that black gay men still manage to have in America while navigating that reality”.

It became the first LGBT-themed film to win the Best Picture Oscar.

“Merely showing oneself, unguarded, can be heroic,” said the brand in a statement.

There was chaos and confusion at the Oscars when the gay-themed film won the best picture prize, shortly after the award had mistakenly been given to La La Land.

Bonnie and Clyde stars Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway had originally announced that La La Land had won the award.

The producers of the hit musical film were part way through their speeches when the mix-up was revealed. Jordan Horowitz said: “There’s a mistake. Moonlight, you guys won best picture.

“This is no joke. I’m afraid they read the wrong thing. This is not a joke, Moonlight, you won best picture.”

The film’s director Barry Jenkins said: “Very clearly even in my dreams this can’t be true. But to hell with dreams because this is true. It’s true, it’s not fake.”

Moonlight’s producer Dede Gardner said: “I’m still not sure this is real. It’s very humbling to be up here and I hope it’s inspiring to little black boys and brown girls who feel marginalised. I hope they take some inspiration from seeing this beautiful group of artists.”

Moonlight’s Mahershala Ali also won best supporting actor, while Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney won best-adapted screenplay.

More: Faye Dunaway, La La Land, Moonlight, Oscars, Trevante Rhodes, US, warren beatty

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