The thing about the girl in Get Out being a bad guy in the end is in part bc every white person has biases and privilege that they need to check, but also when there’s a Good White in the cast, it lets every white person watching associate themselves with that one and follows the whole “well he said some white people are racist, that’s not me, i’m not like that” dynamic.
You didn’t like that she became a bad guy? How do you think the main character felt?? How do you think it feels for POC to see that in their white partners/friends?
I recently illustrated Variety Magazine’s review of Jordan Peele’s new movie, “Get Out.”
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#GetOut You want to serve your country? Then stay home and deploy yourself to Chicago and fix that mess. There is plenty of stuff to fix right here in the United States. Starting with all of the missing women and children. #GetOut! You’re in the sunken place. ☕ #Syria #FakeWars #Genocide #DontLoseYourSoul for #CorporateProfits
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“Get Out” is the Horror Movie Black People Have Waited For
HOLY SHIT. Sorry. I’m still in Post-Terrific Flick Syndrome. Corny maybe, but I digress. My heart’s still pumping from what may have just made me believe in horror movies again. As a black woman horror fan, your mind tends to wonder about the fleeting possibilities of having a horror movie speak to you or at least send the message you would love to tell to the white majority- who have gifted us with decades of the black person being the first to go in this popular genre, but have absolutely no idea how we can feel some type of way about it. Get Out is the answer to our prayers.
From the genius mind of Jordan Peele (aka the second half of comedy duo Key & Peele and my new muse), the psychological thriller tells the story of a black male, Chris (played by Daniel Kaluuya), who reluctantly travels with his white girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), to meet her parents before realizing there’s some deeper shit going on with them and the very few black workers.
First off, this movie gave me CHILLS. Goosebumps around every corner. I can’t even count the many times I sat throughout the movie with my grandma- yes, my grandma, who also enjoyed it- and felt so uncomfortable all because of the stares and creepy smiles you saw throughout the film. Satire-like truth.
And the best part? It was all so…familiar. The microaggresions, the suspense, the unspoken fear and anxiety of being an outsider- a black person- surrounded by an ocean of eyes, white faces, all prodding and asking questions, comments that are supposedly supposed to be compliments while all-in all, making you feel like a rare spectacle in their high society zoo. Jordan Peele’s excellent creative work shined out, he definitely put his all into his first piece. It was like a black person’s secret nightmare being held in front of them like a mirror. My eyes never left the screen. And it’s that relevancy that makes this thriller special in a Trump Age. A scary movie about racism that gives white people a taste of their own medicine. This couldn’t have been released at a better time.
And the music? Flashback to Insidious-level creepy. The violins popped in enough to make you feel the level of creepiness Chris was on in every part of the film. HEART-PUMPING!
Daniel Kaluuya’s Chris and Lil Rel Howery’s Rod were my absolute favorite performances. Rel’s character always came in with the right amount of comedy at the right time, very spot on and another shot out to Jordan Peele for great directing technique. And I gotta give a lil’ praise to Catherine Keener, who in my opinion, was the creepiest of Rose’s parents with her cringing teacup tapping (I can still hear it! That hypnosis scene tho!).
A final shoutout goes to the cinematography for the chilling, almost noir-like lighting with many various shadows, darkness and the dreaded paralysis of the hypnosis scene (Literally. Again, that hypnosis scene ).
If you have read and are just as excited to see Get Out as I was before this morning, I highly recommend you do so immediately. RIGHT NOW. You may also find yourself in Post-Terrific Flick Syndrome.
Cause Get Out is THREE SNAPS UP (in a Z Formation).
Hey, would you like some bananas pudding?
Who made it?
(Inner Monologue) Ahh Damn now I gotta take it, and pretend even if its nasty that it tastes good ... FUCKKKKKK
Sure. ( Grabs plate ) Just a little though I just ate.
Grabs ladle, (scoops a giant ladle full onto my plate)
( FUCKKKKK ) looks at light colored mound of whiteness
( stands there with eyes full of joy and hope)
( damn she must want me to taste it now FUCKKK)
( sticks spoon into uncertainty ) ( wait a min ) ( bitch there is no bananas in this bullshit) ( how the fuck is this bananas pudding without bananas ) ( this shit bout to be nasty as fuck ahhh hell ) (places spoon in mouth ) ( hears screams from ancestors ) ( sees flashes of great grandmother shaking her head ) oh ok I see what you did there what did you change?
well there's no sugar I made the pudding from scratch I used goat milk and honey I used avocado for the texture instead of bananas ...
( as she is describing what she used I feel my stomach trying to push that shit back up out my stomach through my mouth )
I also used my homemade sugar no sugar cookies recipe instead of vanilla wafers, I really just let my inspiration take over...
( BITCH my stomach wtf was in this shit got my stomach acting up like this ) Oh ok.
Do you like it?
Mannnnn..... I wish my mother was here to taste this Im sure she would ask what is in this.... I will be talking about your bananas pudding for years ma'am this is ...something else.
Really... that's nice of you to say!
( you don't know my mother ) no problem, well let me get back to work...
5 mins later.....
Hey, Ive got a little family emergency I need to deal with Ill be right back if that's ok?
Sure, take your time.
( Fast walks to car ) drives to Bojangles, ( walks inside heads straight for bathroom ) ( Blows it up )
MORALE OF THIS STORY STOP EATING SHIT YOU AINT COOK YOURSELF AND NEXT TIME SAY NO THANK YOU.....
This white chick messaged me on Instagram mad because I’m telling brothas not to date non-black women. Fuck all the “Love has no color” and “Love is love” bullshit. HEALTHY BLACK HETROSEXUAL LOVE IS THE ONLY ACT OF LOVE THAT ADVANCES BLACK PEOPLE AS A COLLECTIVE. Why? Because black couples produce black babies that build our black nation. And there is a psychological war that’s been declared on the black family as a means of strategic population control. If you’re hip to Wille Lynch then you should already know how they have made black men and black women fight amongst each other to take away their untied power. Interracial dating is NOT advantageous to the black community! We must promote and nurture black love and black families. The Jackson family went from an all black family to a mix of half breeds and white kids, (no disrespect to my black brothers and sisters that have already picked their tribe in these times of war) that means the money and the power has been giving back to white people INSTEAD OF BLACK PEOPLE!!!