Get Out was a movie that both explicitly and implicitly critiqued the struggles of being black in America. Us is not, nor should it be categorized as such.
“Very important for me was to have a black family at the center of a horror film,” Peele told BET. “It’s also important to note that this movie, unlike Get Out, is not about race."
Even so, Us cannot help but be informed by the lack of racial diversity in Hollywood. It may not be explicitly about race, but the casting of Us is quietly groundbreaking—a statement unto itself.
"I can’t think of a horror movie of this nature with a family in the center of it that uses a black family," said Peele in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "So I knew just by putting an African-American family in the lead role, already we would be exploring cinematic uncharted territory."