YES, GOD, YES
KAREN MAINE | USA | 2019 | 78 MIN | NR
In this delightful coming-of-age comedy, Stranger Things star Natalia Dyer plays Alice, a devout 16-year-old growing up in the Midwest at the beginning of the new millennium. According to her priest and the other pious teens at her Catholic high school, premarital sex (even with yourself) is a sin, and God is always watching. When an AOL chat turns racy, Alice discovers masturbation, and is torn between her guilt and her newfound desire. At a four-day religious retreat, Alice tries to escape her urges but finds temptations everywhere she turns. Mixing laughs and pathos, and led by a revelatory performance from Dyer, Yes, God, Yes is a heartfelt and refreshingly honest exploration of female sexuality.
Cast: Natalia Dyer, Timothy Simons, Wolfgang Novogratz, Francesca Reale
“Though the subject of teenage sexuality is tricky territory, it is one which the film never exploits but instead sweetly explores.” –The Austin Chronicle
Part of the Philadelphia Film Society’s MADE IN USA series.