"Red Rocket" is the latest film from indie filmmaker Sean Baker ("Tangerine", #1199 "The Florida Project"); Baker originally wanted to start a different project, but that couldn't be realized when the pandemic hit. With his screenwriting partner Chris Bergoch, he then came up with the idea for "Red Rocket", the story of a washed-up former porn star retuning to his Texas hometown, where almost no one would be glad that he's back.
And this is the trailer:
And how did you like the film? Did you enjoy the performance by Simon Rex as returnee Mikey, by Bree Elrod as his wife Lexi, and Suzanna Son as teenage donut shop cashier Raylee aka Strawberry (the musician/actress was 26 at the time of filming, by the way). Plus, amateur actress
Brenda Deiss as Mikey mother-in-law Lil (who sadly passed away last month at age 60)? How did you like the story of charming, but toxic ne'er-do-well Mikey, and how did you like the references to NSync? Please let us know what you thought about "Red Rocket" (the title by the way, is slang for