Lion of the Blogosphere

Get Out (2017)

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I think this is schlock B movie that is considered Oscar-worthy because it has racism in it.

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I suppose a more sophisticated way to look at it is that it’s a movie about racists that pays homage to B-grade horror movies.

Starring Allison Williams who played Marnie in Girls, and the black guy from the Black Mirror episode that takes place in a dystopian future where people are paid “merits” to ride a stationary bike all day.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 12, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in Movies

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  1. I was hurt when the director said that drinking milk is “weird.” But really, there zero arguments that could dissuade me from consuming dairy.

    DaddyFrank

    January 12, 2018 at EST pm

    • Huh?

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 12, 2018 at EST pm

      • Milk consumption is now a coded reference to white, especially northern european, identity.

        Magnavox

        January 12, 2018 at EST pm

      • http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-get-out-milk-horror-jordan-peele-allison-williams-20170301-story.html

        Magnavox – how did this phenomenon start? Did the alt-right pick up on the insults from media blacks about milk-drinking, or did they start the meme on their own?

        Confession: this Ashkenazi Jew is lactose tolerant. I like milk. Whole. Not chocolate. White & unhomogenized. Ronnybrook is the best.

        gothamette

        January 13, 2018 at EST am

      • I’m curious about the milk association as well, though I started taking pride in my own lactose tolerance independent of this meme, maybe a year or two before I first heard about it. And I already love whole milk. If drinking it upsets people, it makes it taste even better.

        Sidebar: One time a girl complained about me eating Chick Fil A in front of her, because gay something something. Best sandwich I ever had.

        The study of lactose tolerance is a socially acceptable gateway to the more taboo facts about HBD. And a lot of white people still don’t recognize how rare it is globally.

        So I don’t know who started it, but milk is a much more natural association with North European identity than Egyptian frog gods.

        Wency

        January 13, 2018 at EST am

      • Lactose tolerance crops up in a variety of places, including E. Africa. Depends on the diet, duh.

        gothamette

        January 13, 2018 at EST pm

      • I’ve always associated drinking milk with childhood. When I grew up, my parents made sure we drank milk every evening, because we were growing, etc.

        I find the idea of an adult drinking glasses of milk to be somewhat disturbing, possibly indicative of personal issues for the drinker. The other commenters here talking about how drinking milk really sticks it to their liberal acquaintances… backs up this perception for me.

        Lowe

        January 13, 2018 at EST pm

      • @Lowe,

        What if you just like to drink it and don’t care what anybody else thinks?

        BTW the biggest milk drinker I ever knew was a very skinny black man who would drink two glasses of full fat milk in the afternoon as a snack.

        gothamette

        January 14, 2018 at EST pm

      • @Lowe

        “I find the idea of an adult drinking glasses of milk to be somewhat disturbing…”

        How so? It’s delicious, an excellent source of protein and carbohydrate-dense as lactose is a disaccharide.

        DaddyFrank

        January 14, 2018 at EST pm

      • Milk and water are about the only things I drink. I drink about a half gallon of water per day but limit my milk consumption to two gallons per week. Otherwise, I’d probably drink a gallon of milk per day.

        destructure

        January 16, 2018 at EST am

    • Well, I, for one, am glad that finally someone in Hollywood is speaking out on behalf of those of us who are lactose intolerant. Dairy has oppressed us for then thousand years, but now time’s up!

      Greg Pandatshang

      January 12, 2018 at EST pm

    • many black people consider allison williams drinking milk (“the milk scene”) as the scariest part of the movie. the director, and others, consider milk racist http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-get-out-milk-horror-jordan-peele-allison-williams-20170301-story.html

  2. It has a 99% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which is the same as the Godfather.

    JW Bell

    January 12, 2018 at EST pm

    • Someone in a previous thread exaggeratively claimed that 99% of psychiatrists & psychologists are liberal SJWs. That’s not true. My guess is 50% moderate liberals, 20% SJW, 20% moderate conservatives, and the rest vaguely liberal types, not strongly committed. There can be variation like this, because the field is mostly private. People aren’t going to air your business unless you want them to.

      Contrast that with film criticism, which is totally public. This is apparently a recipe for left-wing conformity bordering on mass hysteria.

      Lowe

      January 13, 2018 at EST pm

  3. Here’s Steve Sailer’s review. My favorite part:

    “I wouldn’t be surprised if Get Out also originated as Key and Peele riffing over whether they could have come up with a better excuse than O.J. Simpson’s.

    “Here’s the situation: The police car rolls up, you’re covered in blood, and there are butchered white people all over the ground. You are in a tight spot, so what do you say? O.J. has already worn out the it-was-uh-drug-dealers theory. You need something more creative, like…you were lured to this country mansion by your white girlfriend as part of her family’s hobby of harvesting black bodies.

    “Yeah, that’s the ticket!”

    http://takimag.com/article/get_out_get_your_money_back_steve_sailer/print#axzz53vpxAe00

    njguy73

    January 12, 2018 at EST pm

  4. This part about taking over people’s bodies sounds kind of like Being John Malkovich, which I liked.

    Jokah Macpherson

    January 12, 2018 at EST pm

  5. Imagine the story with a family of jews cast in the role of the villainous white family. The movie never would have been made or, having been made, never would have made money or, having made money, never received the accolades it has.
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    There is an insanely toxic amount of anti-white hatred in America these days, even, if not especially, from whites themselves.

    A movie like this would go nowhere in China, Korea, or Japan. It is mostly for domestic consumption – maybe also Europe.

    One of the most overrated movies of 2017, easily.

    John D'oh

    January 12, 2018 at EST pm

    • It appears that the black guy who directed and wrote the movie chose not to cast any Jews as the white people. However, there’s no indication that the liberal elite thinks that Jews are not racist against blacks. Have you forgotten George Zimmerman? Everyone who was pushing that story that he was the world’s most evil racist assumed he was a white Jewish guy. It was only rightwing sources that revealed he was actually Hispanic.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 13, 2018 at EST am

      • Where are you getting that? I remember the NYT describing him as a “white Hispanic” from day one. (I think it was Steve Sailer who remarked at the time, “if George Zimmerman had discovered the cure for cancer, does anyone thing the New York Times would be calling him a ‘white Hispanic?'”

        Hermes

        January 13, 2018 at EST am

    • I agree with your points but WRT overseas box office, you’re a bit off.

      Box Office Mojo. It did quite well overseas.

      Get Out domestic: $176M (budget $4.5M although they might be lying, and that doesn’t include promotion. Still, a very good ratio.)

      Foreign: $79M

      http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=intl&id=blumhouse2.htm

      I don’t see China which means it didn’t play there. The Chi-Coms still censor.

      Compare with Wonder Woman and its $150M budget:

      http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=intl&id=wonderwoman.htm

      WW only grossed a bit more than 2X what GO did in UK – but WW’s budget of $149M was 33 times GO’s!! If the studio didn’t put up the money directly, this isn’t directly relevant, but it still gives you an idea of comparative popularity.

      I hate to say this, but Get Out did very well indeed.

      gothamette

      January 13, 2018 at EST pm

      • I agree with your points but WRT overseas box office, you’re a bit off.

        After I wrote and posted that, I looked at BoxOfficeMojo and was surprised to see that the movie did very well in South Korea ($15 million!) Not sure why. I can’t read the Korean reviews. I thought East Asians were largely resistant to that sort of poz. The movie did poorly Japan and didn’t get released in China — they have foreign movie quotas.

        The movie did well in Australia, France, Germany, and the UK, which confirms my point about white self-flagellation. It also punched far above it’s weight in Brazil, which is interesting because the Brazilification of America is the direction that our elites are pushing the country. Anti-white animosity will not disappear as we become more like Brazil.

        John D'oh

        January 14, 2018 at EST am

      • “Pozzed” – don’t apply American mental templates to other cultures. The South Koreans lead the world in plastic surgery to make them look hu-wite. It was just a scary silly movie to them.

        gothamette

        January 14, 2018 at EST am

  6. I suppose a more sophisticated way to look at it is that it’s a movie about racists that pays homage to B-grade horror movies

    A better way to view the movie is as a parody of black paranoia (e.g., a black guy gets shanghaied while jogging in the suburbs). Will black audiences get the message and tone it down? Don’t bet on it.

    John D'oh

    January 12, 2018 at EST pm

    • “A better way to view the movie is as a parody of black paranoia”

      Although that wasn’t the Peele’s intent, that’s how I took the movie when I saw it which is why, in a previous post, I described the movie as hilarious.

      Mike Street Station

      January 13, 2018 at EST am

      • Hm. We should get you and Sailer on one of those bloggingheads cage matches, because he didn’t think it was a parody. He took it totally straight & was outraged by the movie. I’m with Sailer, although now my interest is piqued & I will give it a look.

        gothamette

        January 13, 2018 at EST pm

      • Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think a parody was Peele’s intent at all. I’m saying that to me, it appeared as parody of black paranoia. For black people, it isn’t paranoia, it’s real. White people really are out to get you.

        Mike Street Station

        January 14, 2018 at EST am

      • OK, gotcha.

        I have another example of disconnects between a black comic’s intentions, and the way I took it.

        A long time ago, prob. before you were born (LOL), during the early 80s, SNL experienced a brief period of actual funniness because of Reagan’s overwhelming popularity. Yes, he was mocked & jeered by the snots, but Michaels knew that he was dealing with a basically “unpozzed” population & he had to survive. These were Eddie Murphy’s glory years. Do you know of Mr. Robinson’s neighborhood?

        Murphy did a video in which he dressed up as a white man, and….it was paradise. Everyone was polite to one another, he was treated with respect, etc., etc. He no longer experienced the horrific stress of being black, and it was great.

        Everyone took that as a commentary on How Horrible White People Make Black Lives, but I interpreted as Murphy’s sly double-edged commentary. It wasn’t just about how polite white people are to one another, it was about how black people treat each other like shit. Every interaction is hostile, vicious and conveys the threat of violence. I have no way of knowing this, but I choose to think that Eddie was sticking it to all of us.

        JMO.

        gothamette

        January 14, 2018 at EST am

      • Black paranoia seems to describe Dave Chappelle’s entire standup routine, since he came back from self-imposed exile. I think non-black fans have started to see that he isn’t and hasn’t ever been parodying an angry, paranoid black man. He really is one.

        We only watched his last couple specials because my wife mentioned them, but they really drove home the point. He’s barely even funny any more. Just non-stop resentment, convinced the honkies are out to get him. And constantly talking about transexuals.

        Lowe

        January 14, 2018 at EST pm

      • I’ve never liked Chappelle (or Louis CK, for that matter).

        “And constantly talking about transexuals.”

        What does he say?

        gothamette

        January 14, 2018 at EST pm

      • “A long time ago, prob. before you were born (LOL), during the early 80s, SNL experienced a brief period of actual funniness because of Reagan’s overwhelming popularity. Yes, he was mocked & jeered by the snots, but Michaels knew that he was dealing with a basically “unpozzed” population & he had to survive. These were Eddie Murphy’s glory years. Do you know of Mr. Robinson’s neighborhood?
        Murphy did a video in which he dressed up as a white man, and….it was paradise. Everyone was polite to one another, he was treated with respect, etc., etc. He no longer experienced the horrific stress of being black, and it was great. ”

        First of all, I’m way old enough to remembrer the first year of SNL, let alone the 80’s version. In fact, I remember the first time I saw Eddie Murphy in an SNL skit, it was a Velvet Jones one, and I thought to myself, “Self, this kid is going somewhere.” But I do remember his skit going undercover, “White Like Me.” Brilliant!

        Mike Street Station

        January 14, 2018 at EST pm

      • I think a big reason why “Get Out” did so well is that it can be appreciated on many levels. This, in turn, drove repeat viewings and ticket sales.

        John D'oh

        January 14, 2018 at EST pm

  7. Yes, I wouldn’t watch this out of principle. In my extreme liberal city, people were talking about it like it was written by Faulkner.

    Joe

    January 13, 2018 at EST am

    • I don’t ever watch movies like this. I’m always surprised as well, when I read that other posters here have watched a movie like this.

      Django Unchained comes to mind. Why would anyone want to put money in the pocket of some white-hating goblin like Tarantino?

      It’s not a parody of anything. The writers and directors hate white people, traditional American values, and anything related. They want to see you dead and your children enslaved.

      Lowe

      January 13, 2018 at EST pm

      • “Why would anyone want to put money in the pocket of some white-hating goblin like Tarantino?”

        There are ways to watch the movie without doing that.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 13, 2018 at EST pm

      • I’m going to take it out of the library. But you’re right about Django Unchained. I wouldn’t touch that shit with a barge pole.

        BTW, when is Tarantino gonna get taken down? Franco’s the latest for doing nothing except being a randy boy. Tarantino must have done some gamey stuff. He was Weinstein’s bitch.

        gothamette

        January 13, 2018 at EST pm

      • But you’re right about Django Unchained. I wouldn’t touch that shit with a barge pole.

        One of the subtexts of “Django” is the relationship between Django and his white “owner”/business-partner, Dr. Schultz. Django is kept largely on the straight and narrow until Dr. Schultz destroys himself in a fit of high principle. Django then explodes in an orgy of violence — a bit like the history of post-colonial Africa.

        John D'oh

        January 14, 2018 at EST pm

  8. Lion, is there a serach link here? Trying to find your Orville articles.

    Robert

    January 13, 2018 at EST am

    • You could do one of those google site specific searches.

      https://www.google.com/advanced_search

      I thought this movie was unwatchably bad. I tried but just couldn’t do it. I think bollywood would be less painful.

      I did like the cycle for credit black mirror episode.

      toomanyspiders

      January 13, 2018 at EST am

  9. *search link

    Robert

    January 13, 2018 at EST am

  10. I don’t see a tag dropdown either. Both a search and tag function would be helpful…

    Robert

    January 13, 2018 at EST am

    • Yeah that’s annoying. Use google’s advanced search features to search his domain.

      orville site:https://lionoftheblogosphere.wordpress.com/2017

      destructure

      January 13, 2018 at EST am

      • What is orville?

        gothamette

        January 14, 2018 at EST am

      • A space ship.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 14, 2018 at EST am

      • What does it have to do with searching?

        MORE IMPORTANT QUESTION. Who leaked the “shithole” question?

        #shitholegate

        gothamette

        January 14, 2018 at EST pm

      • gothamette — Robert’s question was how to find articles about the new star trek series “orville” on Leon’s blog. I gave him the full text for what he needed to paste into the search box.

        destructure

        January 15, 2018 at EST am

    • On Google: site:lionoftheblogosphere.wordpress.com.

      Pusikure

      January 13, 2018 at EST pm

  11. Hollywood produces heaps of garbage. Why waste your time? Even if you illegally download the movies you still hurt yourself by watching their trashy films.

    Read a book or learn a skill. You’ll be a more interesting person because of it.

    Ivanthegrozny

    January 13, 2018 at EST am

    • This is defeatism. We need to take over Hollywood to get anything done. But first, channeling Otis, present day Hollywood must be exterminated.

      I hate to say this but Gal Gadot is now on my Hollywood shit list. She has become a full-bore Hollywood deviant. I’m sad about it, but it’s a fact. Here from a gushing article in Tablet:

      http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/253212/this-week-in-gal-gadot-say-huawei

      “She got her biggest laugh for an anecdote Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman’s director, had shared with her. “Someone told [Patty] that his three year old saw the movie and when the movie ended the boy said, ‘when I grow up, I want to be a woman!’ As artists and filmmakers I believe that it’s not only our job to entertain but our duty to inspire and educate for love and respect.””

      These anecdotes are almost always lies. But the message is the important thing here. Gal is now onto feminizing boys.

      Let’s try that in Israel, shall we?

      gothamette

      January 13, 2018 at EST pm

  12. I want to be the first to say that I wouldn’t pay Sarah Tither-Kaplan $100 to get naked in front of me, and I believe I speak for just about all Italians on this point, too.

    West Coast IA

    January 13, 2018 at EST pm

    • James Franco isn’t Italian. I believe his dad is Portuguese and mother Jewish.

      destructure

      January 13, 2018 at EST pm

      • He has a very interesting background – the Portuguese part came from Madeira. His brother Daniel got the Swedish genes. They are both very handsome, James more cute-handsome, Daniel more conventionally handsome.

        I hope James fights back. Liam Neeson got his back.

        gothamette

        January 14, 2018 at EST am

  13. What made Girls so frustrating is that despite coming close a few times we never got to see Marnie’s bare teats. Is this movie any different?

    Peter

    ironrailsironweights

    January 13, 2018 at EST pm

  14. I think Williams is more famous for being the daughter of Brian.

    ScarletNumber

    January 13, 2018 at EST pm

  15. Gothamette – are you middle-eastern Jewish or Ashkenazi. I’m part Jewish but look “white” and I am lactose tolerant.

    I enjoyed “Get Out”. It’s so hard to find movies that are different these days that I can enjoy one even if it has some sort of anti White message.

    CamelCaseRob

    January 13, 2018 at EST pm

    • 100% Ashkenazi, paternally Lithuania maternally Ukraine. That’s north & south of the Yiddish nation, and hilariously, my parents’ fams really do follow a north-south divide in their personalities. My genome “looks so white” I can afford to laugh my kishkis out at the idiocy of these alt-righters who say we’re not huwite.

      gothamette

      January 14, 2018 at EST am


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