Red Rocket

Mikey Saber is a washed-up porn star who returns to his small Texas hometown, not that anyone really wants him back.  The audacious new film from writer-director Sean Baker (The Florida ProjectTangerine), starring Simon Rex in a magnetic, live-wire performance, Red Rocket is a darkly funny and humane portrait of a uniquely American hustler and a hometown that barely tolerates him.  Led by Simon Rex’s magnetic performance, Red Rocket is another vibrant, ground-level look at modern American life from director/co-writer Sean Baker.