Karen Maine

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  • Film director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
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Known for
  • Yes, God, Yes
  • Obvious Child

Karen Maine is an American film director and screenwriter known for Obvious Child and Yes, God, Yes.


Maine co-wrote the 2014 film Obvious Child and the 2009 short film it's based on.[1][2]

Maine wrote and directed the 2020 film Yes, God, Yes starring Natalia Dyer, which premiered at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival and won a Special Jury Award for Best Ensemble.[3] It was released by Vertical Entertainment[4] via virtual theaters on July 24, 2020 [5] and on VOD on July 28, 2020.[6] The film received generally positive reviews from major critics. Richard Brody of The New Yorker said that "Maine uses meticulously composed yet freely imaginative visual and sonic textures to develop the film into a vivid, varied comedic drama and an intricate portrayal of inner experience", Richard Roeper of The Chicago Sun-Times wrote Yes, God, Yes "retains a breezy and upbeat and even sweet disposition, thanks to the light touch of writer-director Karen Maine and an absolutely winning performance by Stranger Things star Natalia Dyer."[7][8][9] The film holds a 92% approval rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 74 reviews.[10]

Maine is slated to direct the upcoming BBC Three/HBO Max series Starstruck, written by and starring New Zealand comedian Rose Matafeo. [11][12]


  1. Lurie, Danielle (January 19, 2014). "Women of Sundance: Obvious Child". Filmmaker. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  2. Angelo, Megan (May 30, 2014). "A Rom-Com Path Less Traveled". The New York Times. Archived from the original on October 3, 2015. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  3. McNary, Dave (March 12, 2019). "SXSW Awards: 'Alice,' 'For Sama' Win Top Prizes". Variety. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  4. Hipes, Patrick (September 25, 2019). "Natalia Dyer-Starring SXSW Pic 'Yes, God, Yes' To Hit Theaters Via Vertical Entertainment". Deadline. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  5. Catsoulis, Jeannette (July 23, 2020). "'Yes, God, Yes' Review: Sin and Sensuality". The New York Times. Retrieved July 23, 2020.
  6. O'Malley, Shelia (July 24, 2020). "Review Yes, God, Yes". RogerEbert.com. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  7. Brody, Richard (July 23, 2020). "Review: "Yes, God, Yes," Reviewed: A Remarkable First Feature About a Catholic Girl's Sexual Rebellion". The New Yorker.
  8. Walsh, Katie (July 23, 2020). "Review: Review: 'Yes, God, Yes' and Natalia Dyer reassure the adolescent girl in us all about sex". Los Angeles Times.
  9. "'Yes, God, Yes' a sweeter, gentler kind of teen sex comedy". The Chicago Sun-Times. July 23, 2020.
  10. "Yes, God, Yes". Rotten Tomatoes.
  11. White, Peter (August 12, 2019). "HBO Max & BBC Three Team On Rose Matafeo's Millennial Comedy 'Starstruck' From 'Catastrophe' Producer Avalon Television". Deadline. Retrieved August 12, 2019.
  12. "Rose Matafeo lands starring role in BBC sitcom Star Struck". The New Zealand Herald. April 1, 2019. Retrieved April 1, 2019.

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