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...as the song finishes, the first lines of the film, “Merry Christmas Eve bitch.” are said. Throughout the rest of film, as Sindee walks the streets looking for Chester and Dinah, loud electronic music plays and the fast paced editing adds to the energy. In later scenes, the music, editing and cinematography come together to convey a calmer more intimate tone. For example, when Dinah and Sindee stare into each others’ eyes in the bathroom, the lighting is colorful, the music is quiet, and the scene is edited such that the pace slows down and the audience can take in the moment. Through the cinematography, editing, music, setting, and realistic dialogue the film conveys that, to many people, the transgender community in Hollywood may seem indecent and unappealing on the surface, but after becoming acquainted with it, it has its moments of genuine tenderness and beauty.
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