- Clay Cane: Jordan Peele is first black director and writer to have his debut film hit $100 million at the box office
- "Get Out" captures the culture's racial fears, a horror story told from a perspective Hollywood lacks, he says
Clay Cane is a New York-based journalist. He is the author of the forthcoming "Live Through This: Surviving the Intersections of Sexuality, God, and Race." Follow him on Twitter: @claycane. The opinions expressed here are his.
(CNN)Jordan Peele is the first black director and writer to have his debut film reach over $100 million at the box office. This is big, yes. And an impressive feat, all the more so considering that the film, "Get Out," is also one of the first horror films with a plot explicitly driven by racism.