Get Out, Jordan Peele’s new Horror movie, with a racial twist, is the new media darling of the moment, and has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s made almost as big of a splash as last year’s release of Lemonade and has spawned a metric ton of think-pieces. I can live with these types of Black media events happening every February, if you ask me.
What’s surprising to me is the number of White people who have gone to see this movie, and have really gotten into it by not just thinking of it as a movie for Black people, which is what usually happens when a movie stars more than three Black people but liking it as a relatable Horror movie. I think part of the charm is that it is really accessible, its not preachy, and it is a straight up Horror movie, that’s a cross between Invasion of the Bodysnatchers and The Stepford Wives.Its one of those types of movies with lots of gaslighting and paranoia.
Another part of the movie’s charm is that its Jordan Peele, who has established his Horror credentials on the show he co-hosts with Keegan Michael-Key, called Key and Peele. Both of them are alumni from MadTV. (If you haven’t watched the show, please step right to it. Its almost as great as The Chappelle Show, which is saying something, because I’m a huge Chappelle Show fan.)
The video at the end of this post by Latasha, contains lots and lots of
So, if you don’t want to know all the sordid details, as she dissects the movie, skip the video.
Now, some of these commentaries have spoilers too, so be careful, again. And for Gob’s sake don’t read the comments to any of the articles if you have a low tolerance for White Fragility.