Jordan Peele Shows Up In A “Black Horror” Class To Discuss With Students
It was business as usual for class full of students at UCLA on Thursday, who were in a course that studies black horror films. Their professor, Tananarive Due, played a clip from the film Get Out for the class, and once the scene ended she began to pose questions to the class about the material. Due asked, “What do you think the director was trying to say about the coveting of black bodies?” when a man in the back wearing a hoodie raised his hand–it was Jordan Peele, the writer and director for the film.
The class was obviously extremely excited to see Peele walk to the front of the class, and he then took ahold of the lecture and led the rest of the Get Out discussion. Students and the professor all tweeted in excitement talking about how Jordan Peele took them to church. In a class that was literally created after Peele’s film, getting to be taught material by the actual creator of Get Out is all any student can ever really hope for.
Many people who have been through/are going through the educational system know that having a professor who is this dedicated to presenting her students with fresh, engaging material is a real gem. Seeing this occurrence definitely made a lot of people consider switching schools…and there’s probably a few who would go back to school just to take a one-of-a-kind class like this.
Shoutout to Jordan Peele for being such a good sport and to Tananarive Due for surprising your students like this, you’re a real one!