Jordan Peele’s 2017 directorial debut Get Out is a thriller about a black man called Chris Washington who visits his girlfriend’s white family for the first time. The film was nominated for several Oscars and won Best Original Screenplay, and stands out as one of the most poignant films about racial issues. The movie is based in upstate New York, but was filmed in Alabama.
For those who have seen the film, the main location of Get Out is the family home of Chris’s girlfriend Rose Armitage, owned by her parents Missy and Dean. The house itself is symmetrical and large - the ideal house for a perfectly normal American family. It is located in Alabama, under the address 6892 Heathcroft Lane, Fairhope. The 6.2 acres of land hold the eerie family party to meet Chris. The basement is filmed in Barton Academy in Mobile, Alabama, on 504 Government Street.
Another location includes the first scene, and first abduction, which was filmed east of Mobile in the Park Place district. The sets in Alabama have the ideal aesthetic of the American dream - perfect and wealthy - which is what makes viewing the movie even more uncomfortable.