Sean Baker innovatively employs the iPhone 5S to present the frenetic, funny, and often moving story of Sin-Dee, a transgender hooker back on the streets of Los Angeles following a stint in jail, tearing through Tinseltown in search of her unfaithful pimp—innocent and not-so-innocent bystanders be damned.
Sean Baker’s fifth feature is a frenetic, funny, and often moving work that employs the most contemporary of means—it was shot on the iPhone 5S—to present the story of Sin-Dee (Kitana Kiki Rodriguez), a transgender hooker back on the streets of Los Angeles following a stint in jail. Seeking to confront her unfaithful boyfriend/pimp (James Ransone), Sin-Dee and fellow sex worker Alexandra (Mya Taylor) tear through Tinseltown against a sonic backdrop of blaring trap music, innocent and not-so-innocent bystanders be damned. Baker’s film is nothing short of innovative in the artistic mileage it gets out of the iPhone 5S’s onboard video camera, yielding colorful and vibrant 16:9 images suffused with energy, movement, and anarchic freedom, cut together with the precision of a vintage CinemaScope blockbuster. A Magnolia Films release.