It was only a matter of time before someone in the film industry capitalized on this social phenomenon. "Karen" is a term that has been used for years to describe often racist, elitist White women who call the authorities on marginalized peoples living their everyday lives, and now a horror film based on the term is coming to the silver screen. 

On Friday (June 18), the world got a first look at the thriller-horror flick Karen starring Taryn Manning, Cory Hardrict, and Jasmine Burke, and according to Deadline, the film centers around a racist White woman named Karen who does all that she can to get her new Black neighbors out of the community.

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Director Coke Daniels told the outlet, “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." Manning added that she felt a need to tackle the part.

“I felt a social responsibility to take on this role," the Orange is the New Black star said. "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."

Watch the teaser trailer below.

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