In case you’ve been living under a rock, “Congratulations,” goes out to Jordan Peele who wrote and directed “Get Out.” And, he just won the Oscar for best original screenplay for “Get Out.”
I remember going to see Get Out and I was a little uncertain. I’m not a fan of being scared in the movies and “Get Out” was billed as a sort of horror movie–in a way. Personally, I feel life is scary enough so I generally don’t watch scary movies. But, because Jordan is Jordan, I went and supported Get Out on the opening weekend.
Hands down, it was the best horror movie that I’ve ever seen. It didn’t scary me like Friday the 13th. And, I laughed a lot. The best part of Get Out was the realness of this story in the current state of America. I can see someone going to someone’s house and being drugged and killed. I can see that. It happens. Jeffrey Dahlmer, the serial killer, drugged and killed a bunch of gay black and brown during his killing spree.
My question when I left the movie was simple, “Will Get Out affect who people date and who people feel comfortable with?” Anybody who knows me knows if I don’t know you, I don’t eat your food. I don’t stay at your crib. I don’t do anything that would lead me to a “Get Out” situation. But, I wonder for those of us with “relaxed tendencies,” is “Get Out” going to change the way you handle your business?
Let us know. Anyway, if you decide to keep doing things the way you’ve done them, Jordan Peele warned you. Jordan Peele straight up told you, “Get Out.”
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