To avoid spoilers, I won’t say anything else about 2017 stand out film Get Out except that it deals with a deeply-serious, troubling stain of an issue, and is in no real way a comedy.
Yet the film is going to compete in the Golden Globes as a comedy.
Not surprisingly, Jordan Peele, the writer and director of the film, isn’t laughing.
“What the movie is about is not funny,” he said at a press event.
“I’ve had many black people come up to me and say, ‘man, this is the movie we’ve been talking about for a while and you did it.’ That’s a very powerful thing. For that to be put in a smaller box than it deserves is where the controversy comes from.
“I think the issue here is that the movie subverts the idea of all genres. Call it what you want, but the movie is an expression of my truth, my experience, the experiences of a lot of black people, and minorities.
“Anyone who feels like the other. Any conversation that limits what it can be is putting it in a box.”