Warning: Spoiler Alert.
It is a cross between The Stepford Wives and A Clockwork Orange, with a touch of Inception; last night my friend Amuon took me to see a movie called “Get Out.”
I hadn’t heard of it, and went into the theater completely blind to the fact that I would be watching the most genius and entertaining piece of propaganda I have ever seen. I loved it.
First and foremost I was entertained, was roped into the premise of the movie, and am a sucker for a well designed twist. That is what makes this movie such an effective piece of propaganda; it was actually a home run in many ways.
And I just so happened to be sitting next to the target audience for this movie.
Amuon happened to be the exact demographic this movie was going after. And they hit the nail on the head.
See, Amuon had taken me to the movie because he heard whites were in an uproar about it, and he wanted to see my reaction to a movie possibly offensive to white people. Amuon describes himself as a person of color, or black.
Amuon had heard about the premise of the movie; that a white girl (Rose) takes her black boyfriend (Chris) home to meet her rich suburban family. He also knew it was a horror movie, but a “different type” of horror movie with a psychological aspect to it. And finally, Amoun knew this was the first movie Jordan Peele (of Key and Peele) directed.
That is all Amuon had heard, which was enough to make him want to see the movie. Amuon and I have been seeing each other–“dating”–for the last couple months, so he was sympathetic with Rose’s situation.
Someone wants Amuon, and people like him, to put himself in the situation of the main character: the black guy who is going to his white girlfriend’s house for the first time, at…………..