[Film/Opinion] Get Out: Its Ties To Horrid Racist History and Relation to Modern Society [Written by Shae McCoy]

So I went to see Jordan Peele‘s Horror/Thriller Get Out. Knowing the director as a comedic figure, I didn’t know what to expect. Honestly, seeing the previews for this film earlier on, I didn’t even know who the director of the film was. As the release date inched closer I learned of whom was responsible for such a brilliant picture.

At the beginning of the film, I was at ease, in a comfortable chair without a care in the world. As Get Out progressed, my at ease feeling slowly turned into a feeling of disgust. Peele did a good job of layering the plot as each scene began to unveil ugly truths that we, and when I say we I do mean black people, already are familiar with. I won’t do much spoiling of the film, but I will tell you that Get Out just adds to the knowledge that we already have of organ trafficking of Blacks, brainwashing, modern-day slavery, jealousy, and just plain hate.

The irony of the film genre and the content was beyond me. The fact that this is a horror movie that’s not only for the entertainment of others, but offers insight on the horror for blacks in America that happens every second on the hour. I believe that every person who goes to see this should be sober in mind because you will miss the message if not. The entire time that I watched the film, I just thought about what’s happening to black people around the country currently. Although the situations presented in the film are pulled from the past, I have no doubt about them still happening. In fact, Get Out can be attached to some of the lives of big names that we are all familiar with.  For example, Kanye West with his drastic change after his mother’s death and his marriage into the infamous Kardashian family, and the public’s favorite, Ben Carson. I say that with the most sarcasm.

While some may have viewed Get Out as something that may have been done before. I viewed it as a wake-up call to my thoughts and emotions. I left the theater with many others, kind of in a rut. I was feeling iffy about white people and interracial couples. That’s how I knew that this film was great although I’m not sure if that was the intent, but I had to realize that this was just a movie and me feeling that way would add to the problems we are already having as the human race.

If you have not seen Get Out, I recommend that you do. If you end up not liking it, at least you could join a conversation about it and provide the opposing view or unpopular opinion.

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