Now playing in limited release through A24, Red Rocket is the seventh film directed by Sean Baker, which he co-writes with Chris Bergoch. Red Rocket stars Simon Rex as a former porn star named Mikey Saber, who returns to his hometown, Texas City, with no money or prospects. But he does have a whole lot of swagger, lies, and manipulation he can wield in order to get whatever he wants. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year and features a strong ensemble cast with many unknown actors. You can also read our written review of Red Rocket here.
Intro Music: “Bye Bye Bye” by *NSYNC.
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Finding himself down and out in Los Angeles, ex porn star Mikey Saber decides to crawl back to his hometown of Texas City, Texas, where his estranged wife and mother-in-law are living. Just as this dysfunctional family seems to be making things work, Mikey meets a young woman named Strawberry working the cash register at a local doughnut shop. [Source: Letterboxd]