When Steve Levitan mentioned a movie shot on iPhones that played at Sundance this year, he was talking about Tangerine, a bittersweet film from Sean Baker that won glowing reviews at the festival. Tangerine stars 23-year-old Mya Taylor as a transgender prostitute on the streets of Hollywood.
Mya Taylor at Sundance: Courtesy of Totally RAD! Media
For Taylor, the road to Park City was particularly difficult. As a transgender youth living in Los Angeles, Taylor struggled to find work of any kind for years before landing this role. KCRW's Jenny Radelet, who met Taylor at Sundance, has the story.