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Transgender sex worker [[GhettoName Sin-Dee Rella]], who has just finished a 28-day prison sentence, meets her friend Alexandra, another trans sex worker, at a donut shop in Hollywood on Christmas Eve. Alexandra accidentally reveals that Sin-Dee's [[DestructiveRomance boyfriend and pimp]] Chester has been [[YourCheatingHeart cheating]] on her with a cisgender woman. Sin-Dee storms out to search the neighborhood for Chester and the woman.

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Transgender sex worker [[GhettoName Sin-Dee Rella]], who has just finished a 28-day prison sentence, meets her friend Alexandra, another trans sex worker, at a donut shop in Hollywood on Christmas Eve. Alexandra accidentally reveals that Sin-Dee's [[DestructiveRomance boyfriend and pimp]] Chester has been [[YourCheatingHeart cheating]] cheating on her with a cisgender woman. Sin-Dee storms out to search the neighborhood for Chester and the woman.



* YourCheatingHeart:
** Chester cheats on his fiancée with Dinah over ten times, [[spoiler: once with Alexandra]], and with who knows how many else.
** Razmik cheats on his wife with prostitutes.

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* RealityHasNoSubtitles: Most versions of the movie do not subtitle Razmik, his family, or the foreign taxi driver.


Not to be confused with Estonian film ''Film/{{Tangerines}}''.
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[[SimilarlyNamedWorks Not to be confused confused]] with the 2013 Estonian film ''Film/{{Tangerines}}''.
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''Film/{{Tangerines}}''. Or a 1997 [[Literature/{{Tangerine}} novel]] of the same name.





''Tangerine'' is a 2015 independent [[{{Dramedy}} dramedy]] film directed by Sean Baker and starring breakout actresses Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor. The film was critically acclaimed primarily for its portrayal of its two transgender leads in a manner that did not delve too deeply into their identity while still affording them due respect. Historically, ''Tangerine'' is notable for providing the film for the first Academy Award campaign for an openly transgender actress supported by a film producer, and for having been shot entirely on an [=iPhone=].

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''Tangerine'' is a 2015 independent [[{{Dramedy}} dramedy]] film directed by [[Film/TheFloridaProject Sean Baker Baker]] and starring breakout actresses Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor. The film was critically acclaimed primarily for its portrayal of its two transgender leads in a manner that did not delve too deeply into their identity while still affording them due respect. Historically, ''Tangerine'' is notable for providing the film for the first Academy Award campaign for an openly transgender actress supported by a film producer, and for having been shot entirely on an [=iPhone=].

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* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: Chester is trying to be "gangsta".


* IdiotBall: [[spoiler:Sin-Dee would have had no real way of learning about Chester's cheating until it was brought up by Alexandra, who would have known that Sin-Dee would eventually find out that she too had sex with Chester.]]



* SayingTooMuch: [[spoiler:Sin-Dee would have had no real way of learning about Chester's cheating until it was brought up by Alexandra, who would have known that Sin-Dee would eventually find out that she too had sex with Chester.]]



* VomitIndiscretionShot: One of Razmik's passengers throws up multiple times in his taxi.

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* VomitIndiscretionShot: One of Razmik's passengers throws up multiple times in and around his taxi.



* YourCheatingHeart: Chester cheats on his fiancée with Dinah over ten times, [[spoiler: once with Alexandra]], and with who knows how many else.

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* YourCheatingHeart: YourCheatingHeart:
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Chester cheats on his fiancée with Dinah over ten times, [[spoiler: once with Alexandra]], and with who knows how many else.else.
** Razmik cheats on his wife with prostitutes.


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! ''Tangerine'' !!''Tangerine'' provides examples of...
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* AmateurCast: The film is mostly populated by amateurs.


* DramaticSitdown: Ashken sits down at the diner when learning about her son in law's nightly activities.



* ICanExplain: Razmik tries to explain the situation at the diner to his mother-in-law but it's hopeless.



* LosingAShoeInTheStruggle: Dinah lost hers when Sin-Dee dragged her from the motel room.



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: The HotBlooded Sin-Dee, who had no qualms dragging the screaming Dinah through LA, can only walk away wordlessly after she learns [[spoiler:Alexandra had sex with Chester as well, a far cry from her usual behavior which shows the depth of how shaken she is by the betrayal.]]



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: The HotBlooded Sin-Dee, who had no qualms dragging the screaming Dinah through LA, can only walk away wordlessly after she learns [[spoiler:Alexandra had sex with Chester as well, a far cry from her usual behavior which shows the depth of how shaken she is by the betrayal.]]



* SilentCredits: Only ambient sounds from the laundromat can be heard during the end credits.



* {{Transgender}}: Sin-Dee and Alexandra are, as are many of their various acquaintances and colleagues.



* {{Transgender}}: Sin-Dee and Alexandra are, as are many of their various acquaintances and colleagues.

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* {{Transgender}}: Sin-Dee and Alexandra are, as are many of their various acquaintances and colleagues. TwistedChristmas: This is not your typical Christmas story.



* YourCheatingHeart: Chester cheats on his fiancée with Dinah over ten times, [[spoiler: once with Alexandra]], and with who knows how many else.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Chester cheats on his fiancée with Dinah over ten times, [[spoiler: once with Alexandra]], and with who knows how many else.else.
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* TransgenderFetishization: An {{In-Universe}} example. Razmik is exclusively attracted to transgender women, to the point where he insists a cisgender prostitute he has hired leave and berates her for working his usual block.

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* TransgenderFetishization: An {{In-Universe}} InUniverse example. Razmik is exclusively attracted to transgender women, to the point where he insists a cisgender prostitute he has hired leave and berates her for working his usual block.

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* RunningGag: No one can seem to remember D[[spoiler:inah]]'s name, just that it begins with a "D".

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* HomophobicHateCrime: At the end, transgender streetwalker Sin-Dee is is attacked by a transphobic potential customer who steals her wig, dumps a drink on her, and calls her slurs.


* {{Transsexual}}: Sin-Dee and Alexandra are, as are many of their various acquaintances and colleagues.

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* {{Transsexual}}: {{Transgender}}: Sin-Dee and Alexandra are, as are many of their various acquaintances and colleagues.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Sin-Dee assumes "Mamasan" is a mail-order bride.


* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Alexandra and Sin-Dee's friendship takes a serious blow, Dinah is thrown out of her motel and left alone, Razmik's relationship with his family is ruined and Chester gets zero comeuppance, but Sin-Dee and Alexandra at least restore their friendship after the latter helps the former after a transphobic attack.]]
* ExtremelyShortTimespan: Happens over the course of less than a day on Christmas Eve.

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* AmateurCast: The film is mostly populated by amateurs.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Alexandra and Sin-Dee's friendship takes a serious blow, Dinah is thrown out of her motel and left alone, Razmik's relationship with his family is ruined ([[KickTheSonOfABitch not that he didn't cause it himself]]) and Chester gets zero comeuppance, but Sin-Dee and Alexandra at least restore their friendship after the latter helps the former after a transphobic attack.]]
* EasilyForgiven: After spending the entire movie searching to confront Chester, Sin-Dee forgives him after a couple of minutes even after knowing how many times he cheated on her. [[spoiler:Though she is indeed shaken by the revelation that he also had sex with Alexandra.]]
* ExcrementStatement: A group of transphobes throws urine on Sin-Dee after luring her over to their van.
* ExtremelyShortTimespan: Happens over the course of less than about half of a day on Christmas Eve.Eve.
* IdiotBall: [[spoiler:Sin-Dee would have had no real way of learning about Chester's cheating until it was brought up by Alexandra, who would have known that Sin-Dee would eventually find out that she too had sex with Chester.]]


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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: The HotBlooded Sin-Dee, who had no qualms dragging the screaming Dinah through LA, can only walk away wordlessly after she learns [[spoiler:Alexandra had sex with Chester as well, a far cry from her usual behavior which shows the depth of how shaken she is by the betrayal.]]


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* RedOniBlueOni: Sin-Dee is the HotBlooded, aggressive, passionate red oni to Alexandra's calmer, patient, cautious blue oni.


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* StepfordSmiler: Razmik's wife seems resigned to turn a blind eye to what her husband is up to as a marital duty.


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* VomitIndiscretionShot: One of Razmik's passengers throws up multiple times in his taxi.


* BittersweetEnding: [[Alexandra and Sin-Dee's friendship takes a serious blow, Dinah is thrown out of her motel and left alone, Razmik's relationship with his family is ruined and Chester gets zero comeuppance, but Sin-Dee and Alexandra at least restore their friendship after the latter helps the former after a transphobic attack.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[Alexandra [[spoiler:Alexandra and Sin-Dee's friendship takes a serious blow, Dinah is thrown out of her motel and left alone, Razmik's relationship with his family is ruined and Chester gets zero comeuppance, but Sin-Dee and Alexandra at least restore their friendship after the latter helps the former after a transphobic attack.]]

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