Karen’s at it again, folks.
There’s a new film coming soon and it’s called Karen. According to IMDB, the film’s synopsis is: “A racist, entitled white woman in the South terrorizes her new Black neighbors.”
Taryn Manning is set to play the titular role. Other actors who have also been confirmed to star in the film include Cory Hardrict, Jasmine Burke, and Gregory Alan Williams.
Karen has become a widely used slang term on the Internet characterizing an antagonistic woman in memes. In 2020, the term Karen was used to refer to white women who have been caught on camera harassing people of color, like dialing emergency services on them despite having no criminal reason to do so.
A trailer for the upcoming film recently came out, and based on reactions that are already popping up on Twitter, people aren’t very thrilled about the upcoming film.
Jordan Peele only has two films under his belt as a director and he already has people trying to copy his formula. Talk about impact.
— NUFF (@nuffsaidny) June 22, 2021
What Jordan peele “get out” snl skit nonsense is this?? No one asked for a movie about a murderous Karen pic.twitter.com/ILYGmsvJZ6
— London (@urmom2708) June 22, 2021
all of these Jordan Peele recreation attempts assume the core of Get Out was "haha white people scary" and try to recycle that over and over. They miss the nuanced message about liberal performative activism, about the obsession with black culture. 1/2 https://t.co/x7IrRZ9c1I
— notself (@notself_) June 22, 2021
While Jordan Peele has no direct connection to the upcoming film, he was mentioned in a lot of people’s reactions about it. That’s because the plot of the upcoming film sounds similar to the plot of Get Out, a 2017 satirical horror film directed by Peele. Get Out was lauded for sparking conversations about race and power dynamics. It also won Peele the 2018 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
Meanwhile, Coke Daniels, the director of Karen, seems to be taking the criticism well. It looks like the director is delighted that his upcoming film is being compared to Peele’s Get Out. Daniels made an Instagram story featuring a screenshot of Peele’s name trending on Twitter and wrote the caption: “Trending on Twitter!! Keep comparing Karen to Get Out! We’ll receive that!” The caption was followed by a string of emojis including the fire and rocket emojis.
As of now, there is still no release date for Karen.
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