One of the federal agencies the public doesn’t always love plays a central role in the hit horror/comedy movie “Get Out,” the fourth highest-grossing movie this past weekend.
The edgy satire of modern race relations written and directed by Jordan Peele features a key character in uniform who speaks proudly of his TSA employment. It confirms that the 16-year-old agency is now a familiar part of the life-in-America landscape.
The verdict on the agency, however, is mixed. Without giving away the plot, suffice it to say that this employee ends up being a good guy, while the police are portrayed as ignoring his attempt at whistleblowing.
The film ends with that character’s reference to TSA’s full name interrupted by a word that can’t be published on a G-rated website.
A TSA spokesman declined comment.