Jordan Peele Doubles Down on 'Get Out' Being a 'Documentary': 'The Movie Is Truth'

While 'Get Out' made a lot of people laugh, Peele is taking its legacy very seriously.

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Just yesterday, Twitter timelines were back and forth on news of Jordan Peele's directorial debut Get Out being submitted for the "Comedy" film category at the next Golden Globes. Peele's initial comment was a tweet calling the film a "documentary," but during a luncheon in New York, Peele said Get Out was an expression of "my truth, my experience, the experiences of a lot of black people, and minorities." Sounds like a documentary to me, and during a recent visit to Colbert, Peele doubled down on that, calling the film a "historical documentary."

"I submitted it as a documentary," Peele told Colbert. It got a laugh, but Peele explained that the "movie is truth. The thing that resonated with people was truth, so for me it’s more of a historical biopic."

Which, facts. Peele also explains (again) how the title Get Out comes from this Eddie Murphy bit from his 1983 special Delirious.

Colbert also asked Peele who contributed to Get Out having a 99 percent Rotten Tomatoes score instead of 100 percent, to which Peele correctly responded, "racism," which, again, facts.

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