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Women’s Sexuality in the Media, with Director Karen Maine

A sneak peak of our interview with write-director Karen Maine for the 9th episode of Making It: Women in Film

Karen Maine was such an inspiration to talk to. Based in New York City, the filmmaker and writer has worked on many films from Obvious child with Jenny Slate and her directorial debut Yes, God, Yes starring Natalia Dyer from Stranger Things, where she draws from her real life experiences attending an all-girls Catholic school, which was the winner of SXSW’s Special Jury Prize for Best Ensemble.

Jenny Slate in Obvious Child

In this episode, we talk about everything from her journey into filmmaking as well as her experience with her just released directorial debut of ‘Yes, God, Yes’’.

This dramedy that follows the Catholic teenage girl Alice (played by Natalia Dyer) as she discovers masturbation and struggles to suppress her urges in the face of eternal damnation.

Natalia Dyer in Yes, God, Yes

As a young adult, the sexual experiences I was having was very much all about the man’s pleasure. And this was in New York City, so I think it is changing but it’s hard to know now because I was in a relationship with one person.

I still think it’s very male driven, and I think that just the way we are taught about sex, females sexual pleasure is completely left out of the conversation, even if it’s not a religious institution. It creates a natural stigma around it , which probably pervades many societies out of religion.

Karen Maine

We also get into how to direct semi-autobiographies, and how Covid-19 has affected indie filmmaking. Listen to the full episode now, wherever you get your podcasts!

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I talk and write about things I find interesting.

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