Jordan Peele on Writing 'Get Out' During the Obama Administration and a "Post-Racial Lie"

Jordan Peele on Writing 'Get Out' During the Obama Administration and a
Jordan Peele started developing the script for his hit Get Out in 2008, during what he refers to as a "post-racial lie."

"When I was writing this, people were saying, 'Racism is done,'" said Peele, who began scripting the thriller during the beginning of the Obama administration. He contended: "But at the same time, [the President] was being questioned if he was American."

During a conversation with Kcrw's Elvis Mitchell at the Directors Guild of America for the Film Independent Forum, Peele talked about the process of creating a social thriller that was accurate to the contemporary black experience.

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