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Acclaimed transgender comedy-drama Tangerine on DVD in March

12 January 2016

It's Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee (newcomer Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend (James Ransone – Starlet, Generation Kill) hasn't been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the working girl and her best friend, Alexandra (newcomer Mya Taylor), embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumour. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles, including an Armenian family dealing with their own repercussions of infidelity.

Director Sean Baker’s prior films (Starlet, Prince of Broadway) brought rich texture and intimate detail to worlds seldom seen on film. Tangerine follows suit, bursting off the screen with energy and style. A decidedly modern Christmas tale told on the streets of L.A., Tangerine defies expectation at every turn.

Tangerine hit the movie headlines when it was revealed that the entire film was shot on three iPhone 5s smartphones, but it's made it's name on the quality of its storytelling and filmmaking, being described by Time Out as "Bracingly brilliant," The Guardian as "Real and’s like nothing you’ve seen before" and Rolling Stone as "The Transgender Revenge Comedy of the Year."

Tangerine will be released on UK DVD on 28th March 2016 by Metrodome at a yet to be confirmed RRP.

No extra features have been detailed; we would hope that there would be a few given the film's status and resourceful indy smarts.