Tangerine, the Sundance hit from “Starlet” writer-director Sean Baker, was recently acquired for distribution by Magnolia Pictures. Shot entirely by cinematographer Radium Cheung with an iPhone 5s, the film stars Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor as transgender sex workers in Hollywood.
The LGBT presence is growing on network and cable television. Gay characters on shows like Modern Family are a more regular presence, while shows like Lookihng offer a more specific lens into queer culture. Still, network and cable shows aren’t always able to offer as personal and relatable an experience as an LGBTQ viewer, like myself, would want.