Red Rocket continues Sean Baker’s streak of depicting real people that don’t really have a chance to see themselves on the big screen. Listen, I think Sean Baker is a fine filmmaker but there are aspects of the film that made me very uncomfortable. I would be remiss if I didn’t discuss it in my review. While there is a solid amount of humor, don’t get me wrong, I can’t ignore the parts that…are not…"Red Rocket: Sean Baker Depicts Real People But…"
While the year 2015 may have ended with a film starring a cisgender male playing a trans women, there were two films that starred transgender women in leading roles and one of those was Sean Baker’s Tangerine. Baker has this mysterious ability at finding unknowns with the potential for on-screen talent. He did it with The Florida Project and this was no different with Tangerine with the casting of newcomers Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya…"Tangerine: Essential Cinema for 2015"