Last year's groundbreaking film Moonlight won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture, Drama at last night's annual ceremony, and although it was the only piece of hardware the movie won, it was very, very well-deserved, and the movie's cast and crew recognized the importance of all of their hard work—especially since the film tells a much-needed narrative that hardly ever gets told about queer people of color.
"At the end of the day, I think that no matter where you come from and who you love, you deserve to have a right to the American dream and to also have your story told, so I’m thankful to be a part of this true American story," said actress, singer-songwriter, and LGBT ally Janelle Monáe during a backstage Q&A at the Golden Globes following Moonlight's big award win. "I’m thankful to be a part of a cast, and a director, who is pro-inclusion. I just think that anybody who is representing hate is a part of the problem, and I hope we can learn from each other, and be more empathetic of one another. And I hope we can all remember that at the end of the day, we all bleed the same color."
Monáe was joined by her castmates Trevante Rhodes, Mahershala Ali, and Naomie Harries, as well as director and fellow LGBT ally Barry Jenkins, during last night's post-win talk, and they all discussed many factes of why a story like Moonlight is so important.
Watch the entire discussion in the video below.