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This week on Slate Plus, Stephen, Dana, and Julia spoil Get Out with Aisha Harris.
On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, the critics are joined by Slate culture writer Aisha Harris to discuss Get Out, a horror comedy written and directed by Jordan Peele that subverts standard racial and horror tropes in fresh new ways. Then, Aisha sticks around to talk about the victories, upsets, that major envelope flub at the Oscars, and to consider just how much Moonlight’s win was overshadowed by La La Land. Finally, the gabbers chat about Planet Earth II, the nature documentary series on BBC America narrated by David Attenborough.
Links to some of the things we discussed this week:
- Get Out
- Key & Peele – White Zombies
- Keanu, and our previous discussion of it
- Rosemary’s Baby
- Aisha’s review of Get Out for Slate
- This year’s Best Picture Oscar gaffe
- “Oscars: A Closer Look at the Results That Were Overshadowed By the Chaos” by Scott Feinberg in the Hollywood Reporter
- “Forget the Embarrassing Mix-Up. The Real Story is Moonlight’s Historic Win.” by Aisha Harris in Slate
- Planet Earth II
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Dana: The Planet Earth Diaries, particularly the Caves episode
Stephen: Ryan Adams Live at Carnegie Hall
Outro: “New York New York” by Ryan Adams, Live at Carnegie Hall
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