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Review: ‘Red Rocket’

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14 March 2022

Episode 544

30 minutes


Photo: Drew Daniels

‘Red Rocket’ is the latest film from Sean Baker, who brought us ‘Tangerine’ and ‘The Florida Project’. The film tells the story of Mikey Saber (Simon Rex), a washed-up pornstar who returns to his hometown of Texas City, where he is quickly taken by Strawberry, the teenage employee of a doughnut shop. Robert Bound and guests Tim Robey and Hannah Strong discuss the performances and music, and ask whether Mikey really is as irredeemable as he appears.

14 March 2022

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