S1.BE5 – “Get Out” (and see this movie)

 

If you haven’t been living under a rock since February, you did not escape the press and well deserved praise for Jordan Peele’s “Get Out.”

We went to see the movie back in March and recorded this episode in a moving car both before and after watching the movie (that explains the car door slamming). This episode contains SPOILERS (even though it’s been 2 months since the movie came out and you should have seen it by now).

In this bonus episode we discuss

  • the horror of micro-aggressions (being the only minority in a room)
  • thematic and literary resonance of themes (being called a black buck and then killing your captor with the mounted head of a black buck)
  • model minorities and their role in Black oppression (the one Asian man asking “Is the African-American experience an advantage or disadvantage?”)
  • Jordan Peele deserving a nomination (and win) for best original screenplay, and
  • That the real horror of the movie is the experience of being made to feel like an other in a room full of sames (the slave auction scene).

 

Let us know your thoughts on Get Out and what resonated with you.

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