Jordan Peele wanted ‘Get Out’ to be universal

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Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) Actor-director-writer Jordan Peele says he wanted to be “racially specific and universal” with his film “Get Out”.

“Get Out”, a horror film centred on an inter-racial relationship between a black American man and his white partner, was a satire on racism and it was critically lauded. Peele became the first African-American screenwriter to win an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for “Get Out”.

“The curiosity of ‘guess who is coming to dinner’ really connected I think. Besides having amazing actors and a script and execution, it’s a story about race. But it’s a situation that’s relatable to anyone,” Peele said in a statement to IANS.

“Everyone shares the fear of meeting your in-laws, whether you are or not from a different race than them, you are going to fear that they might not accept you in that situation. So I had a eureka moment in writing the script that’s the mold I should make this movie in, is to start with both racially specific and universal,” he added.

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The film will find its way onto the small screen in India on May 27 on Sony PIX.

–IANS

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