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Opinion ‘Nope’ director Jordan Peele mocks his audience. They love him for it.

Jordan Peele has met the enemy, and he is us, says Tom Charity. In his horror movies, many of us watching are closer to the perpetrators than the victims, he says. Peele’s willingness to jab back at his fans, even when they’re praising him, in a weird way gives them what they want. Charity: Peele is turning the camera on the audience in an effort to get them to question their sincerity. The enemy is us. And yet, we live in an era of self-flagellationllation and denouncing privilege, Charity Charity says. It wouldn’t it any other way. We want to examine privilege, and we want to denounce privilege, the enemy is here.