Film / TV
jordan peele on ‘get out’ classified as comedy for golden globes: “get out is a documentary”
By Eye Candy
November 16, 2017
Causing all types of incredulity and head scratching, Jordan Peele’s breakthrough horror film “Get Out” is being categorized as a “Comedy” at the 2018 Golden Globes. If you, like the Hollywood Foreign Press, find White Supremacy and the commodification of black bodies is funny to you, then I guess so.
‘Get Out’ is a documentary.
— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) November 15, 2017
“What the movie is about is not funny,” Peele said in an a recent interview, as reported by IndieWire. “I’ve had many black people come up to me and say, ‘man, this is the movie we’ve been talking about for a while and you did it.’ That’s a very powerful thing. For that to be put in a smaller box than it deserves is where the controversy comes from.”
“The problem is, it’s not a movie that can really be put into a genre box”. “Originally, I set out to make a horror movie. I ended up showing it to people and hearing, you know, it doesn’t even feel like horror. It’s in this thriller world. So it was a social thriller.”
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