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EXCLUSIVE: Director Sean Baker Explains Why He Cast Kiki Rodriguez & Mya Taylor in Tangerine

Nicholas Maggio

Shot completely on an iPhone 5S, writer-director Sean Baker's Tangerine was a hit at Sundance and has gained more fans after it screened in select cinemas around the country. Now that it's available to watch at home, it is sure to be a cult film favorite.

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First and foremost, Tangerine is the story of Sin-Dee (newcomer Kitana Kiki Rodriguez), a transgender sex worker hot off a month in jail. When she learns that her pimp-turned-boyfriend Chester (James Ransone) hasn’t been faithful through her sentence, she and street sister Alexandra (fellow newcomer Mya Taylor) set sail in stilettos on a Christmastime revenge tale unlike any other.

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The Tangerine Blu-ray and DVD (available Nov. 10) also dives into the making of the acclaimed film with interviews with its cast and a peek into the film’s production.

Tangerine is now available for digital download and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD Nov. 10. Watch the exclusive clip below:

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