Jordan Peele On the Importance of Telling Many Kinds of Black Stories

By Sameer Rao Jan 30, 2019

"Get Out" creator Jordan Peele talks about his upcoming horror film, “Us," and the beliefs that guide his art in a new cover story for Rolling Stone.


rntIn his most revealing interview about "Us" yet, Peele says that the movie, which will premiere at the South by Southwest festival in March, deals less directly with racism than "Get Out." But he says that "Us" tells a different kind of Black story:


“It’s important to me that we can tell Black stories without it being about race,” Peele says. “I realized I had never seen a horror movie of this kind, where there’s an African-American family at the center that just is. After you get over the initial realization that you’re watching a Black family in a horror film, you’re just watching a movie. You’re just watching people. I feel like it proves a very valid and different point than ‘Get Out,’ which is, not everything is about race. ‘Get Out’ proved the point that everything is about race. I’ve proved both points!”

Read more of Peele’s reflections and see videos from the shoot at