If anything starts happening like in these scenes, I will not be sticking around. I wasn’t so aware that he still felt that way, even after two years of us being together.Tarek: Once you get more used to people at a personal level these things don’t play as big of a role, but you can’t help but always have these things at the back of your mind.So I guess I was exposed to it at such a young age it doesn’t bother me anymore.
I just kind of saw Rose as the conduit through which privilege and microaggressions occurred.
I think people saw a strict black-male white-woman romantic relationship, whereas I saw it as more of a black-white relationship in general.
Matt: Meeting another person’s family is always sort of awkward and a little scary, but I think in our experience it’s a little more awkward and scary when you’re in an interracial relationship.
Teana: The movie deals a lot with having to act a certain way in front of white people — when I’m over at his house, I usually just stay in his room because I don’t know how I’m supposed to act.
And when I’m interacting with his parents it’s very different than when I’m interacting with him.
I remember Matt told me about them one time and he was like, “My dad’s racist! When we walked out of that movie, he probably talked about it for a good two hours and he still has not stopped talking about it.
So watching it, I was like, Okay, I’m not alone in this. Robby: The movie just caught me off guard because in most scenarios the parents would be racist right away, but in this one the parents were so friendly and that got in my head, like, Her parents are super nice to me.
And as the plot thickened — it was like, Wow, could this really happen to me? After the movie, he did tell me that he was kind of scared to meet my mother because based on the pictures he had seen of her, because she has this kind of Paula Deen haircut.
” and I was like, “Oh my gosh, I can never go over.” So at the beginning of the relationship I was really reluctant to have a conversation with his parents when he wasn’t around. Robby: I wasn’t really expecting much; I thought it would be any other horror film.