Watch Jordan Peele Crash A College Course Inspired By 'Get Out'
Jordan Peele made a surprise guest appearance during a UCLA course based on his directorial film debut Get Out.
Titled, “Sunken Place: Racism, Survival, and Black Horror Aesthetic,” the course’s professor Tananarive Due surprised her students for the first day of class with an appearance from Peele himself. He had posed as a student throughout the class before Due brought him up to speak to the students about the film.
“Today we snuck Jordan Peele into a back row while I was screening a scene from Get Out in my black horror class,” Due tweeted. “Then he raised his hand.”
A thread from the appearance can be read below, along with a video a student captured of Peele surprising the class.
— Chef Jay (@Dj_Odyssey_) October 12, 2017
— Tananarive Due (@TananariveDue) October 12, 2017
“But the idea for the course, specifically, came because Jordan Peele dropped Get Out when I was teaching my Afrofuturism course last spring at UCLA. And it was one of those things where the timing wasn’t quite right and I thought, ‘Oh, I wish I used that in the course…'” Due had previously said about the course.
“I’ve taught the Afrofuturism course, I think, about four times. And I thought, ‘You know…horror, to me, is a subset of Afrofuturism, in that fantasy is a subset of Afrofuturism,'” she added. “So, I decided, instead of doing the broader course, why not just break open black horror? Because Get Out is not the first black-made horror film, but it’s definitely the most successful. And I think it definitely has the ability to be culture-changing, let’s say.”