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Critics’ Picks: The Best of SXSW 2019

“Masturbatory in the best possible way.” - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

 
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The 11 Best Movies of the 2019 SXSW Film Festival

“Karen Maine’s naughty but nice coming-of-age story showcases an exceptional performance by Natalia Dyer.” - VARIETY

 
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“Though the subject of teenage sexuality is tricky territory, it is one which the film never exploits but instead sweetly explores. Dyer’s masturbation scenes feel innocent as opposed to titillating, and she charms with her mix of cautious curiosity and wide-eyed expressions.” - THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE

 
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“Loaded with razor-sharp writing that takes more than a few stabs at the idea that sex outside of marriage (even masturbation) will send you to a fiery hell, The film finally gives young women a movie that shows it’s okay to figure out what you like and believe in on your own terms.” - BOOM HOWDY

 
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“Yes, God, Yes is a coming of age tale with a fantastic mix of holiness and hormones. While not everyone will relate to a childhood under such heavy religious pressure, audiences will love the strong performance by Dyer and the wincing humor throughout. Yes, God, Yes is not teen raunch movie, but it is a fantastic exploration of one woman’s blossoming into adulthood.” - CINAPSE

 
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“Yes, God, Yes is a funny and honest coming of age film that gives a realistic look into self-discovery, sexual discovery and how a religious background can hinder that discovery with unnecessary guilt.”
- WE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

 
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“A brilliant comedy about a teenager's crisis of faith that offers all types of stimulation.”
- THE MOVABLE FEST

 
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“In Karen Maine’s directorial debut the absurdity and hypocrisy of [Sex ed in the catholic church] is explored to hilarious effect.” - POP THEOLOGY

 
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“Yes, God, Yes is a film you’d want to hug, where its authentic nature, lovable lead, and gentle director can win over anybody, especially if you still remember the post-pubescent experience. Running at a perfect runtime of 78 minutes, the film finds something beautiful, insightful, and provocative out of its hilarious contradictory situations.” - FILM INQUIRY

 
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“The film is an honest look at that turbulent time when any sense of impurity or impropriety can weigh heavily on a person who is constantly told how wrong and bad it is to simply have urges and curiosity.” - TINY MIX TAPES

 
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“This is the kind of sex-positive coming of age comedy that smart, curious teens truly deserve. In a strangely conservative way, it models healthy self-discovery without upping the ante with endless humor about drugs and drinking.” - THE FILM STAGE

 
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Natalia Dyer Compares ‘80s and 2000s for Yes God Yes - DEN OF GEEK!

 
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Female Filmmakers Take Over SXSW 2019 - ET CANADA

 
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SXSW 2019: Director Karen Maine Takes on Religion and Sexuality in ‘Yes, God, Yes’ -WWD

 
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Natalia Dyer and the ‘Yes, God, Yes’ Cast on Arm Hair, First AOL Screen Names and More - COLLIDER

 
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Masturbation on Film: Karen Maine, Natalia Dyer & More on SXSW Standout 'Yes, God, Yes' - NO FILM SCHOOL

 
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Karen Maine and Natalia Dyer on Shattering Self-Pleasure Tropes in 'Yes, God, Yes’ - FILM SCHOOL REJECTS

 
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Natalia Dyer Says Stranger Things Changed Her Life "Literally Overnight". She's got a new project that would make Nancy Wheeler proud. - INSTYLE

 
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FLAUNT AND ZADIG & VOLTAIRE | SXSW "Yes, God, Yes" After Party - FLAUNT

 
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BITCHWATCH: 13 SXSW Films Directed By Women - BITCH MEDIA

 
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SXSW 2019 Women Directors: Meet Karen Maine – “Yes, God, Yes” - WOMEN AND HOLLYWOOD

 

Karen Maine Talks About Her Coming Of Age Drama Yes, God, Yes – SXSW Filmmaker In Focus - SXSW

 

‘Stranger Things' Natalia Dyer's New Movie Is Giving Us Sexy Lady Bird Vibes”
- REFINERY29

 

‘Stranger Things’ Actress Natalia Dyer & Timothy Simons to Star in ‘Yes, God, Yes’ Adaptation -VARIETY

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