Get Out + Champagne

You know a picture is going to be good when it starts with an eargasm like “Redbone” by Childish Gambino. I was hooked instantly. Few films lead me to repeat watches and the majority of those films are pure comedies. Get Out is relevant, it’s terrifying, and it’s perfectly peppered with comedic breaks. I am waiting with baited breath for Jordan Peele’s next project because I was blown away by his premiere feature. I will be irate when it does not win best writing and best picture.

It bridged the gap between the liberals and conservatives in my family. You could focus on the horror plot if you didn’t want to focus on race issues and you could dissect what the films says about “post-racial” America if that’s what suits your fancy. Get Out offers something for everyone and most importantly it gets people talking. Race discussions are uncomfortable – and if you feel they’re not I seriously envy you. It’s an important part of our American culture that needs to be analyzed. And no, we don’t need another bullshit video about how your emoji use is racist, what we need is empathy on both sides.

Get Out shows us how your everyday life is effected by race: how law enforcement can be biased against you, how voting for Obama is seen as progressive even if it didn’t change much, how you need to confirm your girlfriend’s white family knows you’re black. It’s pretty simple, being black in America is a different experience than being white, and that’s not ok.

I’m not one for small talk. What ignites me socially is delving into life’s big discussions. At the same time there is a general trend toward up-tightness in our society that gets in the way of this joy and exploration. We need to make people feel comfortable discussing hard issues, we should make it fun (à la comedic bits), and we need to make it nuanced. Get Out achieved all of that and added a satisfying ending as the cherry on top. This critical and cynical New Yorker doesn’t have a bad word for the film – a Happy Pairing’s miracle!

The Pairing

We’re excited about the conversation Get Out leads to so we have to pair this film with a fun wine. Great philosophers would drink wine, pontificate, ask questions, and find the meaning to life at their symposiums. Viewing this film is a great opportunity to replicate that atmosphere.

Surprisingly, light colored Champagne is generally created with a mix of three types of grapes: Pinot Nior, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay. The first two are red grapes and the last is a white grape variety. At Happy Pairings we don’t feel any race is better than the other, but that people of varying backgrounds can come together to create something great, like a bubbly and fun Champagne.

Roederer Estate Brut goes down easy, just like Jordan Peele’s seamless exploration on contemporary culture.

|From the winery| The Roederer Estate Brut is crisp and elegant with complex pear, spice and hazelnut flavors. It is fresh and lightly fruity with great finesse and depth of flavor.

 

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