For movie night last night, bae and I went to Concourse Plaza Multiplex Cinema in The Bronx. It was very busy with families taking their kids out, young couples on dates and just Disney fans ready to watch the Beauty and The Beast debut.
We went to finally watch Get Out and shout out to Jordan Peele for this. The film was well written and directed: the picture, the sound, casting... I mean everything. Most importantly, though, the story line. The film is about the scariest monster of all: Racism. For those of you who have yet to watch it, I'm going to share the official move synopsis mainly because I don't know how to tell you about it while not telling you about it.
"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."
Before Jordan Peele became the first black writer and director to have a $100 million debut, he starred in Comedy Central's Key and Peele and on MADtv for five seasons. He acknowledged his success on Twitter this week and used it as an example to others:
For date night, I wore my blue Rich & Skinny jeans with a navy J.Crew (and crew neck) long sleeve tee, my Yankee cap, my favorite London Fog trench and my HUGE hoops. My boots are so many years old. I found them at a thrift shop in Santiago, Chile and have never been able to let go.
Can we leave it there and you promise to go watch Get Out?