The Men Of Moonlight Star In Calvin Klein Underwear Campaign Because God Is Good All The Time

February 27, 2017  |  
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Moonlight may have had its moment taken from it last night during that awkward Oscars flub, but rest assured the casts’ time to shine is far from over. Less than 24 hours after the film was named Best Picture of the Year at the Academy Awards, Calvin Klein unveiled its Spring 2017 underwear campaign, modeled by the exceptionally talented actors in the film.

“How radical an act it is to reveal oneself to another so candidly, so clearly, that it strikes a nerve,” Calvin Klein stated of the impact of the characters in Moonlight on its website. “When so much out in the world would threaten us—bodily, psychologically, scaring us inside of ourselves to seek shelter within—merely showing oneself, unguarded, can be heroic.

“For these four phenomenal actors—Mahershala, as well as breakout newcomers Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, and Trevante Rhodes—whose profoundly brave performances made Moonlight this year’s tour de force movie, finding their voice on-screen was just the beginning. With the attention and opportunities that will now come their way, Mahershala, Alex, Ashton, and Trevante can properly announce themselves to the world. This is their time to step into the light.”

And that they did as they also stepped in front of Willy Vanderperre’s Calvin Klein camera. Check out the photos and insights from the actors on the next few pages.

 “YOU GET OLDER AND YOU THINK YOU HAVE SOME THINGS FIGURED OUT, BUT [THESE YOUNGER GUYS] REMINDED ME OF THE POWER OF EXPLORING. THEY REMINDED ME THAT IT’S OKAY TO NOT KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT LIFE.” — Mahershala Ali

“I WANT TO WIN—LIKE AN ATHLETE.” — Trevante Rhodes

“I’M AN ARTIST. ALL MY FRIENDS ARE ABOUT RAISING OUR ARTISTIC CONSCIOUSNESS. I JUST WANNA DO DOPE STUFF WITH DOPE PEOPLE, MAN.” — Ashton Sanders

“THERE’S JUST SO MUCH I WANT TO DO” — Alex Hibbert

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