“Get Out” Submitted to Golden Globes as Comedy
So imagine you’re Jordan Peele. After five years of crafting what is, by all means, a near perfect sketch show, you’re ready to strike it out on your own. And you do— and then some! You’re Jordan Peele and you create “Get Out”, as biting a horror movie as ever there was one — one of the greatest in decades — exploring the dynamic of race and how white people want to own black people no matter how well intentioned they may be. Terrifying performances, incredible tension, Stephen Rooy plays a big creep in it— naturally Get Out is up for a couple of Awards. Such as Golden Globe where it’s up for… Best Comedy!? Now what is this…
People are outraged, although some also see the film as a satire — although one so cruel and biting that many can mistake for something else. Plus, the concept of it being an insult to call a film like that a comedy has people confused at the idea that comedy should only be light.
I mean, until The Golden Globes has a “Horror Movie Dripping With Commentary” genre, then Get Out will just belong wherever we put it. Might I suggest putting it… on in your room? Seriously, it’s the best movie of the year, and one of the movies this year had a Hulk in it so that’s a tall order.
Direction Jordan Peele himself weighed in on “Get Out”’s proper category on Twitter, saying—
So there you have it. Out of the way Ken Burns! This one has an evil hypnotist! Vroom vroom! Peel also added later at a function—
“Call it what you want, but the movie is an expression of my truth, my experience, the experiences of a lot of black people, and minorities. Anyone who feels like the other. Any conversation that limits what it can be is putting it in a box.”
What category do YOU think Get Out belongs in? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter at @WhatsTrending.
Also remember the Get Out Challenge where people ran around? It was great. Check out it out in the link!