‘We Are the Gods Trapped in Cocoons’

Neural Entrainment in ‘Get Out’


According to Saidiya Hartman, the practice of white North American enslavement can be diagrammed as a libidinal circuit of enjoyment in which white self-augmentation is engendered by possessing captive African bodies as fungible commodities and abstract property. In Get Out (dir. Jordan Peele, 2017), the Order of the Coagula offers its white members the pleasurable prospect of ‘immortality’ through the ‘racial reassignment’ exclusive Coagula Procedure…