Roommates, we ALL know what a “Karen” is…and now there’s a movie all about ‘her’ racist shenanigans coming soon to theaters—and to get audiences ready a new trailer has just dropped. In the first look at “Karen,” starring Taryn Manning, Cory Hardrict and Jasmine Burke, we get up close and personal with a racist white woman who intends to make life miserable for her new Black neighbors.
Taking its title from the often racist and highly problematic behavior of select white women, “Karen” is a horror-thriller from director Coke Daniels that promises to offer an unfiltered look at current race relations in the U.S. When addressing what led him to direct the film, Daniels said “Last year during the global pandemic and civil unrest, I — like many of us — felt anger, despair and hopelessness. The overwhelming amount of support from people around the globe, who want to see change, has been such an inspiration.”
“Karen” is described as follows:
“Karen Drexler (Manning) is a racist white woman who makes it her mission to make life truly uncomfortable for the new upscale Black family that has moved in next door in an Atlanta suburb. Karen’s neighbors are community activist Malik (Hardrict) and his wife Imani (Burke,) who will have to go through hell and back to deal with Karen’s increasingly unhinged behavior.”
Speaking about her role as the title character, Taryn Manning explained why she felt compelled to take the role. “I felt a social responsibility to take on this role. Even if I had to play the villain to affect change around the globe, then I was more than willing to step into the role. What’s been going on is devastating. It’s time for change and for me to be a part of the bigger picture, meant a lot to me.”
The release date for “Karen” will be announced in the coming weeks.
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