“White people love making people sex slaves and shit.” – GET OUT Movie Review

“White people love making people sex slaves and shit.”

Broaden that statement beyond sex and this one-liner summarizes the entire movie.

Get Out, a movie by first time director, funnyman Jordan Peele, is anything but just funny, as it pushes the envelope on racial tension. I mean really pushes it. In fact, I’m pretty sure that the envelope fell off of the entire table. If the first five minutes doesn’t have you slightly sinking with discomfort into your seat then I don’t know what will.

Peele begins the film with an intense but brief scene immersed in musical jump-cues usually reserved for 1980’s stabbing horrors by openly invoking the death of Trayvon Martin (as stated repeatedly in more than one interview), a black 17-year old killed in a gated community by a man who assumed he was a criminal because of his skin color.

As the movie progresses, the racial tension thickens and micro-aggressions become as common as the strange behavior of the characters. (If you’re black, you may find yourself occasionally looking around the theater to see the reactions of your white counterparts).

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