Update: Yes, God, Yes was a short film starring Natalia Dyer featured on Film Shortage. Unfortunately the short has been removed from online, but the great news is that it has been developed into an acclaimed feature film still starring Dyer. The film can be seen on all VOD platforms, Including Prime Video & Apple TV. Below is our review of the short film.

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.