Dans Le Groove Presents: The Sunken Place
Inspired by writer-director Jordan Peele’s horror satire “Get Out” have become cultural touchstones that will live on as go-to metaphors for the racial divide in America. But the single most talked about aspect of the film has been “The Sunken Place.”
What is the Sunken Place? Superficially, it’s a brainwashing technique. See, in “Get Out,” a young black man visits the family of his white girlfriend, experiencing an increasingly ominous series of micro-aggressions, until the reveal comes: He has been lured there to be kidnapped, sold into a form of slavery, and lobotomized so that his body can be hijacked by the white person who purchased him. Part of what makes it possible is a kind of hypnosis, which separates the consciousness of the victim from control of the body.
“Now… Sink Into The Floor… Sink”