Hidden Meaning in Get Out – Earthling Cinema


Greetings, and welcome to Earthling Cinema. I am your host, Garyx Wormuloid. This week’s artifact is Get Out, written and
directed by visonary auteur LeCarpetron Dookmarriot. Our protagonist is a darkly-pigmented human
named Chris, who goes with his lightly-pigmented girlfriend Marnie to stay with her parents
for the weekend in the haunted house part of town. The family members all welcome him with open
appendages, but the gardener and housekeeper act like a couple of looney tunes, specifically
Speedy Gonzalez. That night, Marnie’s mother, Missy, performs
Kabbalah magic on Chris to help him quit smoking deathsticks. Sure, that means his consciousness goes for
a staycation in the Phantom Zone, but his deathstick cravings are gone, so who is he
to complain? Marnie’s family has a big old garden party
with some big old garden-variety white people. They all take turns talking to Chris about
Tiger Woods and feeling up his muscles, both of which were considered taboo on Earth. He seeks out the one other black guest, Logan,
who also acts like a looney tune, I guess Elmer Fudd because he’s wearing a hat. Chris snaps a picture using his Samsung Galaxy Note, but the flash turns Logan into Weapon X and he yells at Chris to get out. GET OUT! Hey, that’s the name of the movie! Although the original working title was Black
Weekend No Go So Good. He sends the picture to his friend Rod, an
airport employee with a beautiful mind for tangential acquaintances. That’s Dre, he use to kick it with Veronica. Veronica from what? Teresa’s sister that work at the movie theatre on 8th. Chris then tries to escape, but Marnie turns
out to be a bad guy too. You know I can’t give you the keys, right babe? So that kinda puts a strain on their relationship. Chris wakes up to some branded content explaining
that Marnie’s family has achieved immortality — first by kidnapping young hosts, then trapping
their minds in the Phantom Zone, and finally downloading an old person’s consciousness
into the host brain using some sort of medical procedure that doesn’t require scientific
explanation, but trust us, it works. Chris employs some DIY earplugs, rendering
him impervious to Missy’s magic and any loud concerts he might attend later. He promptly kills Dean Missy, the very important brother character
I just remembered, and the housekeeper, who is actually Marnie’s grandmother. The gardener, who is actually her grandfather,
attacks Chris, so Chris uses his camera flash to give the whole soul-stealing thing another try. Now free, the host shoots Marnie and then kills himself so he doesn’t have to mulch ever again. Then a police car shows up, but it’s actually just Rod driving an airplane he borrowed from work They fly off into the sunset as Marnie ponders
moving to upstate New York to help her friend Hannah raise a baby. Get Out is a commentary on race relations
in 21st century America, which were somehow both better and worse than ever before. The film follows in the tradition of social
thrillers such as The Invasion of the Body Snatchers, They’ll absorb your minds, your memories, and your reborn into an untroubled world. Where everyone’s the same? The Stepford Wives You are different! Your figure’s different! You’re face– And The Hot Chick Ahhh! Wherein the loss of victims’ personal autonomy illustrate societal imbalances of the time. The Armitage clan (pun attempted) bend over
backwards to demonstrate their racial open-mindedness — no small feat given the inferior flexibility
of Caucasians. Marnie’s father tries to use black lingo. So how long has this been going on? This…this thang? And apologizes for the optics of having black servants. I hate the way it looks. And he loves Barack Obama, despite Obama’s
boring, non-confrontational style of handshake. By they way, I…I would’ve voted for Obama for a third term if I could. To the audience, this over-enthusiasm seems
suspicious because they’ve already seen the trailer. But it doesn’t raise red flags for Chris,
as he’s used to odd behavior from white people trying to prove their tolerance by wearing
a bracelet or whatever. All I know is sometimes…if there’s too many white people I get nervous, you know? The film asserts that racism is alive and
well beneath this veneer of white liberalism, although it is heartening to remember that
racism would eventually be eradicated along with the rest of Earth. The Armitages and their friends claim to be
interested in experiencing black culture. Such a privilege to be able to experience another person’s culture. In reality they only want to collect it like
they would a pog or a Beano Baby — Duh f***? –preserving what they perceive to be favorable traits
while banishing unwanted elements to Goodwill. Through the film’s imagery, the pretext of
appreciation is peeled away to reveal the tearful onion of oppression — delicious. The tools the Armitages use to control Chris
are commonly associated with white elites, such as a china teacup and a lacrosse baton. Even Marnie’s eating habits reveal her true
intentions: she keeps her milk and fruit loops separate, symbolizing her desire to control
the integration of whiteness and color. And don’t even get her started on sogginess! But Chris is able to resist — ironically
by turning emblems of whiteness against his captors. He stuffs his ears with cotton, a crop strongly
associated with slavery, to get a little noise cancellation. He beans Jeremy with a bocce ball, the only
game whiter than lacrosse other than shuffleboard and croquet and soccer and baseball. He stabs Dean with a hunting trophy because
white people love trophies, and he smashes the teacup because f*** that teacup. When a squad car appears at the end, Marnie
tries to manipulate the situation to her favor by invoking helpless white girl stereotypes. Help *coughs* But the officer turns out to be the comic
relief guy, Oh s***. so we get a happy ending for our social justice boners. At least until the actual police investigation begins. For Earthling Cinema, I’m Garyx Wormuloid. Stay woke.

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