This coming-of-age drama focuses on the life of a young man as he comes to terms with his homosexuality and falls into the world of drugs and street crime. The film is divided into three distinct chapters that tell the young man's story through three definitive time periods in his life. The first chapter follows young Chiron through his abusive childhood, the second through his harrowing teenage years, and the third his young adulthood as a drug dealer. The film stars Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, and Trevante Rhodes as Chiron at these various points in his life. Barry Jenkins wrote and directed the film.