Sin Dee, a transgender prostitute, was released from a short stay in prison. Learning her Boyfriend/Pimp was not faithful during her incarceration, Sinn Dee (Kitana Rodriguez) embarks on a Christmas Eve journey through the sub-cultures of Los Angeles with her best friend Alexandre (Mia Taylor). Director-Writer Sean Baker’s Tangerine shows the underbelly of the city focusing on eccentric characters seldom seen in cinema.
Director of Photography Radium Chung shot the film using iPhones 5S equipped with an anamorphic lens giving Tangerine a strong grainy look with an added edgy feel.
Tangerine has been nominated for Best Picture by the Independent Spirit Award.