Few characters today are more terrifying than the so-called “Karens”. That’s the term for white women who are usually privileged and racist. During the protests surrounding Black Lives Matter and the corona pandemic, they pop up regularly, enough to become the subject of a new film.
If you were to make a film about 2020, it would primarily be a film about the corona pandemic, but of course a lot of other “interesting” things have happened. For example, next year there will be a film about the hotly discussed and even more hated “Karens”.
The movie will simply Karen and we already get a tip of the veil in the form of a short content. The story is about a racist, privileged white woman who is terrorizing her new African-American neighbors in the southern United States. These neighbors are fierce supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement and thus Karen’s direct enemy.
Taryn Manning, who we mainly know as Pennsatucky from Orange Is the New Black, will play the role of Karen White for the film, who will therefore live up to her name. The film is written and directed by Coke Daniels and thus contains all the clichés about Karens. The film was to be released on February 7, 2021, but that is of course subject to change in these uncertain times.
Director Coke Daniels has also stated that the intention is not to make a comedy, but that he wants to “show the racial problems in the United States” with the film.
Taryn Manning is the only name known for now. She will play Karen White, a purebred racist Karen. A role that is very similar to her role as Pennsatucky in Orange Is the New Black. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in June 2019, Manning said she thought Pennsatucky was a “racist, homophobic and generally awful character”.
These are all properties that come in handy with a “Karen”. In the same interview, Manning said that she no longer wants to play “terrible or stereotypical characters”. “I am a good person and not this terrible person that they want to cast me for now,” it sounded. “It’s exhausting and painful.” But now she is ready for a “terrible” character.