The seeds for "Get Out," the $136-million-grossing comedy-horror film, were sown in school.
In a recent interview on NPR's "Fresh Air" with host Terry Gross, the film's creator Jordan Peele said he first felt a sense of otherness and racial isolation when filling out the paperwork that came with standardized tests:
PEELE: I'd been taught from an early age that I was in the other category on the standardized tests. You know, I had to go down the checklist -- Caucasian, African American, Latino, Asian-Pacific Islander, and then, you know, at the bottom is other. So, you know, very early on I was taught, in a way, that I was somehow this anomaly. And, you know, it's hard. I might be too close to it to really be able to tell you how all of that went into the movie. But it very clearly did. It very clearly did.