Synopsis: A hooker tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Sean Baker
Production: Magnolia Pictures
  24 wins & 38 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
88 min


Merry Christmas Eve, b*tch.


Are we supposed to share it?

Yes, we're supposed

to share it, b*tch. I am broke.

- How've you been?

- I've been great.

You finally got tits, b*tch!

B*tch, the estrogen

has been kicking in,

the only thing it hasn't broken down

was these f***ing arms.

Everything else on my body

looks good.

- Oh, honey.

- Don't you try it.

I look like the real thing.

So, I got some good news to tell you.

- What?

- I've been keeping a secret

about me and Chester.

Girl... Whoo!

I know what it is!

You're breaking up with him!

Thank God.

Because honey, if he's gonna be

cheating on you like that...

Wait, wait, wait. What?

You didn't know?

How the f*** would I know?

Girl, because everything that

you've been hearing on the block

about the girl that he's been with.

Girl, you are the first girl

I've seen on the block.

Who is she?

Girl, she's some white fish.

I don't know.

Chester is f***ing cheating on me

with real fish?

Yeah, b*tch. Like a real fish girl,

like vagina and everything.

I've been gone for 28 f***ing days!

And you mean to tell me

that he's been out here

cheating on me with fish?


Do I know her?

I don't know. I just know that

her name starts with a D.

It's something like...



- Dee Dee... I don't know, girl!

- Give me your f***ing phone!

It was shut off.

I had to cover your rent last month.

I've been told you

this was gonna happen.

All men cheat.

That's why they're called trade.

Do them just as dirty as they do us.

Out here it's all about our hustle,

and that's it.

What are you plotting?

Merry F***ing Christmas.

Hey girl, you back from vacation?

B*tch, it's a motherfucking disco

out here, b*tch.


Where the f*** is Chester at?

I don't know who the f***

this b*tch is,

but it's a white b*tch.

It's a white real fish.

Girl, don't he have a lot of girls

that he been messing with, girl?

Something with a D!

Something with a D! Desiree...

- Dominique...

- Destiny?

B*tch, I don't know what the f***

her name is, b*tch!

Why do fish come in to our territory?

Cause when they're Jane, girl,

they're jade.

Want to smoke some weed?

I got some weed.

B*tch, you know I don't do downers,

b*tch. You know I'm an upper ho.

- Sin-Dee.

- Oh, hey, Alexandra.

Girl, give me a hug.

See you later, God bless.

OK, I got you.

Girl, calm the f*** down,

it's not that serious.

Not that serious

my f***ing ass, girl.

I already told you,

it's just a rumor.

You don't know just yet if it's true.


I've been hearing sh*t in jail,

I've been hearing sh*t out here.

I don't know the f***

is real anymore.


Calm your ass down now

or I am going home!

- Oh, girl, shut your ass up!

- That's it! I am going home!

White Boy!

Where the f*** is Chester?

I don't know.

I haven't seen him all day.

What the f*** you mean

you haven't seen him?

- Oh, hey, what's the T b*tch?

- Girl, what's your T?

Have you seen that

white b*tch either?

I haven't seen anybody,

leave me the f*** alone.

- Take these flyers.

- OK, OK...

Please be there tonight.

Don't disappoint me.

I will. I will be there.

You want me to walk all the way

to Vermont?

- Mary's at 7:

- OK.

- Mary's at 7:
00. Mary's at 7:00.

- OK.

I will be there, I promise.

Now, I've got to deal

with this b*tch over here.

She's getting on my f***ing nerves.

- You got any T on you?

- No, I don't.

Are you sure?

Yes, I am sure!

You're making me lose my game.

This is what the f***

I'm dealing with.

I cannot take it no more.

- Bye.

- Bye.

Girl, wait, wait, wait.

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Sean Baker

Sean Baker is an American film director, cinematographer, producer, screenwriter, and editor. He is best known for the independent feature films Starlet, Tangerine, and The Florida Project. more…

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