While many assumed that Jordan Peele’s first foray as director would be similar to his past comedy work, his film Get Out was anything but. The film was critically applauded for its cinematic brilliance and its inclusion of social issues that Black people and others of color face in today’s world. It also racked up huge numbers at the box office, and helped the horror genre bring in its highest grossing year in theaters ever.
Peele has been very outspoken about the social change that he aimed to achieve with the film, and when the project was nominated for the 2018 Golden Globes in the “Best Musical or Comedy” category, the 38-year-old actor and director set the record straight. “What the movie is about is not funny,” he said in an interview with IndieWire. “I’ve had many Black people come up to me and say, ‘Man, this is the movie we’ve been talking about for a while and you did it.’ That’s a very powerful thing. For that to be put in a smaller box than it deserves is where the controversy comes from.”
As with many films, Get Out often found itself the subject of discussion and analysis from viewers who are ever-ready to go steps further in the story to explain the plot. In a new video created by Vanity Fair, Peele discusses several fan theories posted on Reddit about the psychological thriller. The nine-minute clip also spills on several Easter eggs in the film that many may not have picked up.
Check out the clip above. And in case you missed it, take a look at Get Out’s more grim alternate ending here.