In recent years, the name Karen has come to signify a certain type of woman: she’s white, typically American, wine drinker, and an ardent Trump supporter who always wants to speak to your manager. Now, Karen’s hitting Hollywood.
According to TMZ, Orange Is The New Black’s Taryn Manning (who plays Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett in the Netflix series) will star as the lead in the new crime thriller about an entitled white woman – aptly named Karen White – in the South who terrorises her Black, BLM-supporting neighbours.
The film will be directed and written by Coke Daniels (His, Hers & the Truth), with a release date of February 7 next year. There’s not much else known about the film so far (the IMDb page says the “plot (is) being kept under wraps”), but watch this space.
Elsewhere, Gen Z teens are trolling Karens on Instagram by creating faux Karen profiles packed with cringe wine memes, basic interior design, and pics of Minions. The bio’s typically contain descriptions like, “Proud mother of four beautiful creatures”, “40 years young”, and “Stop calling me racist! My dog is black”.