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Sean Baker – Red Rocket #RomaFF16

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A suitcase pimp’s last picture show.

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PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Sean Baker, director of the film Red Rocket.

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A conversation with director Sean Baker, who presented a screening of his latest film at the 2021 Rome Film Fest. The film is titled Red Rocket and talks about a down and out porn star who returns to his forgotten hometown deep in the heart of Texas where nobody seems to want nor care for him. In this film, Baker explains to us the meaning of “suitcase pimp” and what it is he finds about these people so interesting. He also shares his thoughts on the American dreams, working with Simon Rex on his impressive leading performance in this movie and more.

Red Rocket : A washed-up porn star clashes with his estranged wife after returning to his hometown in Texas.

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Sean Baker
  • Interviewee role
    Director
  • Film title
    Red Rocket
  • Festival section
    Official Selection
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