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Pride On Screen: 25 Essential Queer Films

Pride On Screen

24 Tangerine
Tangerine
Sean Baker (2015)

Much was made of the way in which Baker’s breakthrough movie was filmed (it was shot entirely on iPhone 5S devices), but its endurance will rest on its willingness to tell a resonant story about trans sex workers of color, and to cast actual trans actresses in the roles—an ongoing rarity in Hollywood. These women are part of the most frequently murdered minority in America, and Tangerine’s triumph is in normalizing their existence. 

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