Disclaimer: This blog post contains spoilers and is probably offensive.
In Universal Pictures’ Get Out, a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele, when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation. This blog post may or may not be offensive af… to my Caucasian brothers and sisters.
Husband and I couldn’t wait to see this movie! Why? It’s what
most some black people envision what could happen if we spent a weekend with most some white people. Of course, the theater was over 90% black and since I’m already generalizing, a theater full of black people increases the chance of talking through and to the movie. Once we were seated, I whispered “we should’ve went to the matinee.”
The film stars Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford and a whole bunch of other people. The movie opens with Atlanta (Keith Stanfield) who’s character is Andre then Logan but I prefer to call him Atlanta. Any who, he’s walking around the burbs then gets snatched up. The next scene is of the main characters (Camera Boy and White Girl) who happen to be an interracial couple preparing for a weekend trip with White Girl’s family. Camera Boy asks if White Girl parent’s know that he’s black and she’s like nah. While on the way to White Girl’s family, Camera Boy calls Best Friend who says in so man words “don’t go to those white people’s house.”
They arrive and White Family is weird af, they have black “help” who are also weird af, then have a party and invite more weird af white people who when introduced to Camera Boy make comments that are deemed as generalizations and microaggressions. Later, Atlanta is back but as a completely different person. Camera Boy takes a photo of him, sends to Best Friend who finds out he’s missing and that Camera Boy is likely in trouble. What gets me is dude had NUMEROUS warnings and when he tried to leave, it was too late. However, Best Friend came through at the perfect time and what did he say when he saw Camera Boy? I told you not to go to those white people’s house!
This is an awesome movie, has a awesome cast with great acting. I’m going to assume that part of this movie’s success is a result of black people wanting to see on film what we sometimes think could happen. White people saw it because they are curious about what us black people think could happen with a weekend with them. If you don’t fit into either category, you likely wanted to see a suspenseful movie without the typical plot.
If you haven’t, see the movie! If I spoiled it for you, see the movie! If you are too scared to see it (Jaynae), see the movie anyway. If you have, let’s discuss in the comments!
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