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It's Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee (newcomer Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend (James Ransone, STARLET, "Generation Kill") hasn't been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the sex worker and her best friend, Alexandra (newcomer Mya Taylor), embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles.
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This film is about two transsexual prostitutes who are best friends, and their series of misadventures as they try to track down Sin-Dee’s boyfriend/pimp. He has broken her heart by reportedly fooling around with a non-transsexual woman while Sin-Dee was in prison for a month on a drug rap.
Shot on an iPhone, and bursting with energy, playfulness, sexuality, and just the right amount of sadness and reality, it’s surprising how much fun, and how often funny the film is, while still allowing these ‘outsider’ characters dignity and heart.
It sometimes feels a bit episodic and repetitive, and a couple of bits are humor are forced. Also, for the most part these are not actors, and while that raw, unprofessional quality can nicely add to the sense of truth, it can also occasionally hurt the comic timing, or take away from the emotion of a scene.
But overall, this is a terrifically original American indie, made from the heart, and on far less than a shoestring, It gives voice and humor to leading characters who at best would be a throw away one line joke in most Hollywood films. (It also looks pretty damn good for a film shot on a phone!). Well worth seeing.
I hated the beginning and stopped playback more than once; but by the time the movie ended, I didn't want it to be over.
Tangerine on the other hand? Fun, fast, sad, believable, gross and completely sympathetic. It does everything a great movie should do; like you to the outer edges of real emotion with a real experience. NICE!!!