I saw GET OUT with my husband of 4 years on our living room couch. I screamed and was almost in tears insisting to my husband that “We had to help Chris!” I had a visceral reaction to hearing “Stay woke!” from Redbone in the car with my children days later.
I legit was climbing the couch screaming–being a writer makes your hyper-observant to everything around you and everything you see. This film let me know the brilliance of Jordan Peele and the rich nature of this thing called blackness.
Today I found out this movie, that I’m STILL unraveling the Easter Eggs Jordan Peele left 3 months later, was nominated for a Golden Globe.
I also found out this brilliant movie was nominated in/for the category of Best Comedy.
Allow me to be The Loud Girl I spoke about yesterday right quick, because I’m a writer and this is some nonsense…
GET OUT is not a damn comedy. Just because Jordan Peele is one half of a comedy duo on Comedy Central doesn’t mean he can’t write or cannot write anything else! Don’t fix your ballot to cheapen his work to say this is an f’n comedy. The author of this work and screenplay writer, Mr. Peele himself, calls this a social thriller. What the (bleep) about that is (bleep) funny?! WHAT ABOUT THAT IS FUNNY?!
Not a drama, but comedy?
Am I upset? Yes. This is artistic discrimination–whether it is intentional? Yeah, it is! Hell yes it is?! What parts were funny?
I got time for it.
The over/hypersexualization of black men?
The depression/stigma of black women and men?
The societal lusting of us as a people–body, artistic/athletic gifting, personal style and creativity?
The fact that The Sunken Place indeed is real?
I could go on…but watch the damn movie!
There is nothing funny about this movie! As a writer, as a writer whom is a woman of color, I am utterly f-ckin offended.
The Golden Globes just served a cold slap to Jordan Peele — and Baptist Church mother peppermints disguised as praise — and lowered the quality of the work to something that can be laughed at rather than considered and discussed (which by the way, is one of the purposes of satire)! Granted, Jordan declared that this film/his movie is a ‘societal thriller’ and ‘doesn’t fit in any genre category.’
Damn that. That being said, it’s not a f-ckin comedy. Even if it is satire. The only funny thing is Jordan ain’t whup nobody ass, and he is in talks to redo The Twilight Zone so, Jordan gon’ get this paper irregardless* of what these dumbass people think…
Black. Writers. Matter.
Respect our work.
We are done asking.
*-I know this is not a word. It was used for emphasis.