Jordan Peele is back at it again, this time with a Thriller starring Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke who have a fight for survival against clones who are set out to kill them. Though the film has yet to be released (March 2019), that hasn’t stopped the theories and hidden messages discovered that you need to keep your eyes peeled for.
From fan theories to the analysis of Peele’s other projects all gathered from this 2:39 second trailer will leave ready for more.
The symbolism behind the signature headline image: (Get Out Comparison)
No more hiding black pain. The tears of black people have been something that has been ignored for over 400 years. With Peele’s films we are forced to be drawn into these characters wide set eyes as tears stream down their cheeks that can’t be ignored where you can’t seem to look away. Their eyes locked, conveying a trapped expression fearful expression. No longer can we look away but face the pain that has and continues to be endured head on.
It is believed that the idea behind this film is lined to W.E.B Du Bois’ theory of Double Consciousness. This theory believes that black Americans have been conditioned to have a dived personality due to societal views verses who they really are. These doppelgängers are said to be the psychical manifestation of the side of them that is suppressed until now they come face to face with their worst enemy, themselves.
I Got 5 On It (Meaning)
Who can forget the ’95 throwback “I Got 5 On It”, the classic song made an entrance on the opening trailer leaving everyone wanting more.
But what is the significance of this song in the film? The meaning behind this song may be weed (like Shahadi Wright-Joseph who plays daughter Zora Wilson in the film pointed out); but it also talks about going half on the purchase hence: the song title. So how does this song relate to the film? Perhaps the song is a subtle hint as to what is to come. It can be interpreted that someone is going half on helping to create these clones or make a ‘purchase’ (like in Get Out) OR it can simply mean the going half on something as in splitting, the splitting of the bodies.
All we know is Jordan Peele will not disappoint and give us all the answers we need and more! Let us know your thoughts and theories in the comment section below.
Let’s hear it for the people in the back! We ALL might not have went home with an Oscar last night, but it sure felt like it when Jordan Peele became the first black screen writer to take home an Oscar win.
When one of us wins, we all do. In the name of the CULTURE!
Peele who is known for his comedy and acting sketches just added director to his resume when he wrote and directed the reality(ish) horror film Get Out.
According to cnn.com : In the adapted screenplay category, only three films with black writers have won in the past — "Precious," "Twelve Years a Slave," and "Moonlight."
After winning the Oscar for best original screenplay, Peele made history by becoming the first black director to receive nominations in the writing, directing, and best picture categories for his directorial debut.
“I stopped and started writing this movie about 20 times because I thought it was impossible…” --- Jordan Peele
The power of following through with your dreams…
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