28 Days of Black Cinema: Day 17
Get Out (2017)
Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener
Directed by Jordan Peele
Written by Jordan Peele
"Fair skin has been in favor for, what, the past hundreds of years. But, now the pendulum has swung back. Black is in fashion!" - Parker Dray
A teacup will never just be a teacup, again.
It's a typical story really. Boy meets girl. Girl takes boy home to meet family. Family overcompensates for the racial difference between the two by acting all weird and stuff. Girl's family auctions off boys body to the highest bidding white man who wants to live in it?
Peele subtly uses actual racial microaggressions as a way of alerting the audience of danger. At first we're all, "Oh God,if I had a dollar for every time I heard that one." Then the horror really seeps in, once we realize exactly how much danger our protagonist is in! Jordan Peele has now become the master of suspense, and I am here for it.