June 26, 2009
Studio: Lightning Media
Director: Buddy Giovinazzo
MPAA Rating: R (for strong violence, rape, drug content throughout, graphic sexuality, nudity and pervasive langu
Screenwriter: Buddy Giovinazzo
Starring: Kerry Washington, Evan Ross, Victor Rasuk, Brandon Routh, RZA , Illeana Douglas, Shannyn Sossamon, Lara Flynn Boyle, Desmond Harrington, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tony Plana
Official website: LifeisHotinCracktownthemovie.com
Marybeth (Kerry Washington) is a pre-op transsexual working as a prostitute and living with her lover, Benny, a small time burglar. In spite of their lines of work, they live a somewhat normal life as a married couple. Manny (Victor Rasuk) works two jobs: the late shift in an all night bodega surrounded by young junkies, drug dealers and prostitutes, and as a security guard in a Welfare hotel to provide for his family. Willy, ten years old, lives in the Welfare hotel with his sister, mother (Illeana Douglas) and her violent boyfriend, begging on the street so he and Susie can buy some fast food to eat. Romeo (Evan Ross), a street tough, roams the streets with his gang, terrorizing anyone who comes in his path. These four stories come together in a powerful climax of love and salvation, showing that despite the obstacles of life in the inner-city, humanity and hope can still prevail.