Fifteen-year-old Alice has always been a good Catholic, but when an innocent AOL chat turns unexpectedly racy, she finds herself suddenly obsessed with masturbating.
If you’re one who hit puberty in the circa-2000’s, then this little ragin’ hormone film might resonate with you, if not, then you can get a peek preview of teenage life with a dial-up internet. Yes, God, Yes is a little gem of a film from filmmaker Karen Maine (co-writer of Obvious Child, a comedy starring Jenny Slate), starring Natalia Dyer (Stranger Things) as Alice, a Catholic teen who’s innocent AOL chat turns unexpectedly racy.
This is a love story between one woman and her vagina. Many girls often explore their bodies first, before they have partnered experiences, yet we rarely get to see this portrayed on screen. I want to change that.
Written from her own experiences as a Catholic high school girl, Karen was able to channel all the insecurities and overflowing hormones into a ten minute film. Parallel to Alice’s journey, Karen also focused on addressing the unfair contradictions and hypocrisy of male and female sexuality within the strict Christian circle. The outcome is a fun and nostalgic film with a charming performance by Natalia to bring it all together.