Film & Water Presents: Turn It Off with Tracy #15


Episode 15: GET OUT

TURN IT OFF WITH TRACY is back for 2018, taking a look at one of the best movies of 2017, Jordan Peele’s GET OUT.

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4 responses to “Film & Water Presents: Turn It Off with Tracy #15

  1. Best movie of 2017. I also don’t know what Rob was thinking if he thought Tracy would enjoy this at all. I could have told him this wasn’t going to work.

    And Rob, I’m going to VEHEMENTLY disagree with you that the characters political leanings are irrelevant. In the real world? Yeah sure, nobody care who Ted Bundy voted for. But in the context of this movie and what it’s doing, god damn right it matters. It’s a metaphorical movie. The cultish nature of the villains doesn’t render the politics moot, it reinforces them. Because these people do see genuine merit in black people and the black experience, but they see it through the lens of how it can better them and their lives. They see value but they still see color before they see people, and they don’t get how their “compliments” towards Chris highlight this fact at every turn. The fact that they say the kind of casually or unknowingly racist things that “the good white liberals” of this country say is massively important. It’s not a smoke screen for the cult, it’s the fucking point of the movie.

  2. Terrific show, I saw the film on the way to the US in the autumn and almost wished we could turn around. Freaky. I’d managed to avoid spoilers so could fully enjoying the guessing, and the revelations.

    I’m appalled white US viewers Alison Williams met didn’t want to believe her character was evil – I didn’t trust her at any stage, she had a real slyness about her. The very best reading I could give her character was that she was a rich white kid for whom Chris was more important as a trophy than a boyfriend.

    Wonderful story about Tracy‘s text. I completely understand this, I didn’t think it was a horror film – more a thriller – but it was certainly disturbing.

    Steve and I have a new game. We stand around the house like Stepford Husbands with plates of muffins and smile like lunatics. Do pop round!

    A very happy New Year to you both, and thanks so much for this delightful show.

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