Director: Sean Baker Run Time: 128 min. Format: 35mm Film Release Year: 2021
Starring: Bree Elrod, Brenda Deiss, Judy Hill, Simon Rex, Suzanna Son
One of contemporary cinema’s most audacious talents, writer-director Sean Baker (The Florida Project, Tangerine), returns with this darkly funny character study. Simon Rex stars as Mikey, a down-on-his-luck former porn star, who is forced to return to his hometown on the Texas Gulf Coast in an attempt to turn his life around. Unfortunately, Mikey is a born hustler and has alienated almost everyone in town–particularly his estranged wife and her mother–so his homecoming is not the most welcoming. Despite this, Mikey is soon back to his old tricks, conniving to control practically everyone around him despite the possibly dire consequences.
“A beautiful, nuanced and fascinatingly knotty piece of film-making.” – Emma Simmonds, Radio Times
“Outrageously fun, savagely smart, brightly satirical, and ultimately haunting.” – Kristy Puchko, Mashable
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