Tangerine ★★★★

I was unsure until the car wash shot. After that it was Donut Time, all the time.

One thing that struck me is how Sean Baker pays attention to the struggles specific to the transgender community, but this is by no means an Issue Film, one that's About The Transgender Experience (I mean this in the best way). Baker doesn't turn his protagonists into fictional martyrs for a cause; instead he treats them as simple humans, ones who see the world through a certain lens through their experience, but still go through (frequently hilarious) human annoyances and grievances. It's this treatment of them as so much more than just the sum of their genitals is why the very end, when you've almost forgotten who's trans and who's not during the epic plot collision at Donut Time, has the emotional oomph it does.