Social study, comedy, sex film: Red Rocket is all those things – but above all a film by Sean Baker, who makes films about the USA like no-one else. In his mid-40s, ex-porn star Mikey leaves Los Angeles and goes back to his home town of Texas City. His still-wife Lexi is anything but enthusiastic at his return and unwillingly lets him lodge with her. To make a contribution to the rent, Mikey begins selling grass, but business is slow and he lapses back into his old ways. When he meets 18-year old Strawberry, he suddenly has a plan: to turn the donut shop owner into a porn star.
SEAN BAKER (*1971) became known through his films Starlet (2012) and above all Tangerine (2015) which he shot on an iPhone. In 2017, FILMFEST HAMBURG showed his film The Florida Project.
OV with German subtitles
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