Karen was written and directed by Coke Daniels and was inspired by the Karen meme that became a global phenomenon as a calling card representing entitled white women. Quiver will be releasing Karen in theaters and on demand on September 3rd.
“Karen, is by far my most deeply personal work to date. My hopes are it continues the dialogue for change, as it relates to the mistreatment of black, indigenous, and people of color around the globe.” Said Coke Daniels.
The story follows Karen Drexler (Manning), a racist white woman who makes it her personal mission to displace the new Black family that has just moved in next door to her. Community activist Malik (Hardrict) and his wife Imani (Burke) are the couple who have just moved to the Atlanta suburb, but they won’t be backing down without a fight.
The film was produced by Mary Aloe (Bruised), Craig Chapman (Honest Thief), Sevier Crespo, Gillian Hormel, Autumn Bailey-Ford, Taryn Manning, and Cory Hardrict. Karen was executive produced by Vanzil Burke, Victor Burke, and Anik Decoste. Coke Daniel’s Flixville USA and Mary Aloe’s Aloe Entertainment also produced in association with Gillian Hormel’s Ludascripts, the Peanut Gallery Group, Bondit Media Capital, BET, and Burke Management.