Box office hit, Get Out, has everyone talking!!
Director Jordan Peele makes his directorial debut in the movie, and recently spoke about what made him write the thriller.
“I wrote this movie to address the racism that wasn’t being talked about,” Peele said to Ebony.
“The germs of this movie started eight years ago. I was thinking about how we were in this post-racial lie. We weren’t supposed to talk about race, it’ was kind of like no no no no, don’t even bring it up, we got a Black president. So that’s where this idea came from,” he explained. “[It] was to say there’s a monster lurking underneath this country. And even though you don’t always see it, it’s there, and lot of us know it’s there.”
The truth of the matter is that racism, at it purest and ugliest form, actually is downright scary. By diving into such issues, Peele is heeding the call of his peers and fans—many who feel entertainers should use their talents, platform and access to address the social ills in America.
About Get Out:
Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.
Go see Get Out!!!!!