Kokomo City

Exhilarating documentary in which four African-American transgender sex workers talk candidly about their lives and professions.

Time & Tickets

Anecdotes from protagonists Daniella Carter, Koko Da Doll, Liyah Mitchell and Dominique Silver illustrate the harsh realities that go with being a sex worker – as a black trans woman – in a big American city. They take stock of their place in the black community. What do their mothers think of them? The testimonies of several men about their acceptance of trans women offer glimmers of hope.

Violence, beauty, wisdom, and sex all vie for our attention in this crackling mix of performances, fictional scenes, and interviews. And all of this was shot, directed and edited by a single person: D. Smith, a transgender woman and former music producer who gives this smoky black-and-white portrait the feel of a slick video clip. (source:

D. Smith, USA, 2023, 73 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles.