Get Out (Review) is the debut movie from filmmaker Jordan Peele, previously best known as half of the comic duo Key & Peele. It’s a groundbreaking horror offering that achieves on multiple levels: Beneath the hellish twist on a meet-the-parents scenario are volumes of political subtext; Get Out is scary and socially conscious, meaning it’s sure to be studied and lauded for many years to come.
During a recent interview DigitalSpy.com (promoting the UK release of Get Out) Peele discussed what he perceives as roadblocks to African Americans in Hollywood and even offered to directly assist those interested in following in his footsteps.
“For young black horror filmmakers, if you have a script, reach out and I’ll try to help it get made. Monkeypaw Productions is my production company and we’re really trying to promote untapped voices in genre.”
“One is there’s this misconception in Hollywood – that is hopefully nearing its end – that black leads in films don’t do well, particularly overseas,” [Peele] explained. “But I think even more, the reason we don’t see more films about the African American experience is because we haven’t nurtured black talent, we haven’t encouraged young black filmmakers to dream big.”
You can check out the entire (video) interview, HERE.
Of course, getting ahold of Monkeypaw may be easier said than done. A Facebook Page and Twitter account for the company have never been used, and attempts to Google contact info for readers turned up nothing. Your best bet may be to try and contact Peele directly through his personal Twitter account: @JordanPeele.
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And if you haven’t seen Get Out for yourself yet, check out the trailer, synopsis, and poster below.
Official Synopsis: Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.