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Oscar winning ‘Moonlight’ screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney on why he wore Elizabeth Taylor’s Red Ribbon

#Repost @octarell_again ・・・ My mother died of AIDS related complications when I was 22 years old. A month or so before I wrote In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue … 25 years ago Elizabeth Taylor wore a Red Ribbon on her white gown to bring awareness to the fight against the epidemic alongside Paul Newman as they presented the Best Picture Award in 1992. I had the great honor of representing my mother and Mrs Taylor by wearing that same 25 year old Red Ribbon on my white suit to continue to bring awareness and solidarity to the fight against AIDS. #academyawards #endAIDS #allloveallpride #redribbon #moonlit

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  1. God bless those who have gone before us

  2. March 3rd, 2017 at 1:00 pm
    Trippy Trellis says:

    Mrs. Taylor could only refer to Elizabeth’s mother or her sister-in-law. Why does the younger generation consider the appellation “Miss” passé or insulting?

  3. Another lost Oscar moment due to a screw up. What a great story that would have been as part of an acceptance speech!

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