Tuesday, November 30

Get Out and Stay Woke


By Marquis Butler

Get Out hidden messages tell a story deeper than the plot line.

Jordan Peele’s, Get Out follows a young black photographer Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya) and his white girlfriend Rose Armitage (Allison Williams) as they prepare for a trip to meet her parents, while there Chris uncovers a truth about the family that he could have never imagined.

At first, Chris is concerned because Rose hasn’t told her parents that he is black but Rose assures him everything will be fine and they leave.

Upon arriving at the house, Chris almost instantly senses that something isn’t quite right with Rose’s family. He quickly learns that his suspicions are more than accurate.

Throughout  the jaw dropping intense thriller, there are several hidden messages that the viewer may not have seen.

The movie has gotten a lot of attention from both professional press and multi-racial figures of the subliminal messages that has come forth so far to the public.

One scene eye opening scene, was when Rose was eating dry Froot Loops, one at a time, and then drinking milk through a straw. The hidden message of keeping the whites separate from the colors.

There were several subliminal messages throughout the film that highlighted a bigger topic than the plot line, the terror of being black and living in America.

Peele wanted to put these messages in the film so the audience can be observant to their surroundings.

In fact the first song the audience is introduce into the film is Childish Gambino’s song Redbone.

“Well, first of all, I love the ‘Stay Woke’ [lyric] — that’s what this movie is about. I wanted to make sure that this movie satisfied the black horror movie audience’s need for characters to be smart and do things that intelligent, observant people would do,” Peele told HipHopDX.

What’s really interesting is how the black man never gets the center of attention in these kinds of films they are normally one of first few to be killed off.

Frederick McKindra gave his insight on the film with his written Buzzfeed piece, “Get Out and the Purge franchise finally make black men the protagonists of horror films and center their real-life terror of living in suburban America.”

He then adds that this is the first time moviegoers get to see a fully developed black character be scared, instead of scary.

Normally, in a movie like this the black person either  is one of the first to die or is portrayed as the big scary villain in the end. But this time the roles were reverse and every white person nightmare has come true.

They are portrayed as the evil.

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