‘Karen: The Movie’ trailer just dropped, and people are convinced it’s an SNL skit
A new movie starring a main character called Karen harassing her black neighbors has caused a stir online – because people can’t tell if it’s a parody or if it’s just plain bad.
The movie, which is simply called Karen, is clearly inspired by the term that is sometimes used to refer to white women entitled to use that right to their advantage in situations.
And when the trailer hit the web on Tuesday, it caused quite a stir – many asked the same question: is this … real?
“Is this preview of Karen’s movie… an SNL (Saturday Night Live) thing or is it real?” American author Roxane Gay asked on Twitter.
It is. The film is directed by Coke Daniels and stars Orange is the new black‘s Taryn Manning as Karen White, a racist woman who does all she can to terrorize a black couple (played by Cory Hardrict and Jasmine Burke) in an aesthetically pleasing American suburb.
Reactions to the trailer have ranged from disbelief to amusement, and many have disparagedly compared it to highly acclaimed films such as Get out by Jordan Peele.
“Convince me this is not an elaborate prank,” someone said.
“Taryn Manning’s wig made me think it had to be an SNL-type ‘glimpse’,” someone else said.
“The trailer for ‘Karen’ looks like an SNL parody of a Jordan Peele movie that doesn’t exist. Will it be ‘The Room’ from ‘Grizzly?’ Another person wrote.
People also pointed to Manning’s alleged support for conspiracy group QAnon and former President Donald Trump after she took to Instagram to write a post saying, “If I were attacked like everyone else the attack [Trump] I would also keep the HOLY BIBLE “and” I don’t listen to fake news— # q. “
On the other hand, others seemed to joke about the potential of this movie, even going so far as to say that they wanted to watch it when it was released.
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Karen currently has no release date.