Finally watched it! It is such a beautiful and tender story about a black man struggling with his race, sexuality, bullying and parents. It chronicled his self-discovery into three stages, kid, teenager and grownup. There wasn't too much violent conflicts in the movie but somehow I still felt disturbed to watch a drug-addict mom roaring at her own kid for money. And it was depressing to see a poor kid grow up to be a drug dealer. Despite all these dark sides, I like the love story. The narrative approach is so soft but powerful.
This is a great movie and worth watching. But is it good enough to win Best Pic Oscar? I am not sure. It includes all favorable ingredients for prize winner, homosexuality, racism, drugs etc. The subject contributes a big part for its success.