gq.com - 63 days ago
Mahershala Ali Thinks We Can Still Make this Country Great
Sweatshirt, $260, by AMI Alexandre Mattiussi at Saks Fifth Avenue / Pants, $895, by Valentino at Saks Fifth Avenue / Flip-flops, $18, by Havaianas / Hat by Borsalino / Location Avalon, Catalina Island, California Movies Mahershala Ali Thinks We Can Still Make this Country Great But not in the MAGA way.
After winning every award under the sun for his role in 'Moonlight,' Mahershala Ali used his platform to speak up for love and tolerance. And though he’s been profiled by Berkeley cops and placed on the terrorist watch list for having a Muslim name, he still believes that "in time the pendulum will swing in the right direction.” There’s not actually a golden light shining down on Mahershala Ali from the ceiling of the Santa Monica café where I first meet him, but it feels like there is. He looks in real life the way old MGM movies made leading men look on-screen. Vivid and dashing. We are the only black people here. Ali is, by a substantial margin, the best-dressed man in the room.
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