This Complex Theory About Get Out Is So Deep, Even Jordan Peele Was Impressed

POPSUGAR Entertainment | 5/16/2018 | Brinton Parker
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The following contains spoilers for Get Out.

There are film theories, and then there are film theories. Twitter user kyalbr (Kyle) gave Get Out the latter treatment with a complex Freudian analysis of two characters from the movie, and his take is so deep that even director Jordan Peele was impressed.

Thread - Kyle - Interpretation - Movie - Summary

While you'll definitely want to read the full thread of Kyle's multi-layered interpretation of the movie, we're here to give you a quick summary. Before we get started: for those in need of a refresher about the Oscar-winning film, just read this.

Kyle's analysis of Get Out focuses on why two specific characters in the film are so unsettling to watch. First, Jim Hudson: the blind photographer who covets protagonist Chris's (Daniel Kaluuya) eyesight and ability to carry out his artistic vision. Second, Georgina: the apparent "maid" of the Armitage household who is actually the family's racist, white grandma occupying the body of a captive black woman.

Chris - Camera - Jim - Castration

Chris's camera serves as a tangible black, phallic object to emphasize Jim's own "castration."

When it comes to Jim Hudson, Kyle purports that the casting of actor Stephen Root was a conscious choice to emphasize "colorblind" racism; in the 2000 film O Brother, Where Art Thou? Root also portrays a blind character who has a manipulative relationship with a black artist.

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