We’ve got a juicy one for you this week! We’re diving further into Sean Baker’s repertoire, looking at his latest film Red Rocket (2021).
Red Rocket stars Simon Rex as washed up porn star, Mikey Saber, who returns to his hometown in Texas City. He twists the arm of his ex-lover, who is technically still his wife, in order to stay with her until he can get his life back on track. As chaos ensues, Mikey meets seventeen year-old Strawberry, who he believes could be the next big thing in the world of adult entertainment, and incidentally his ticket to success.
We’re incredibly excited to be chatting with Simon Rex, who just won Best Male Lead at the Independent Spirit Awards for his performance in the film! We discuss how he approached a character with such questionable morals, as well as his feelings of imposter syndrome despite being an actor in the industry for three decades.
Red Rocket is currently available to watch in UK cinemas.
Next week, we’ll be looking at Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut, The Lost Daughter, starring Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley and Dakota Johnson. The Lost Daughter is available to stream on Netflix (UK).
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