Hot to Trot (2018)

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A deep-dive look inside the fascinating but little-known world of same-sex competitive ballroom dance, HOT TO TROT follows a small international cast of four men and women, on and off the dance floor, over a four-year period. An immersive character study-and an idiosyncratic attack on bigotry-this powerful and celebratory story unfurls with the rhythms and energy of dramatic cinema.

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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (5)

Ultimately, it's the social, sexual, political and artistic power of the same-sex dance phenomenon that gives the topic its unique heft and vitality.

Sep 13, 2018 | Full Review…

A case study in the format's flaws...

Aug 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Freedman kept filming her subjects for so long that she saw their relationships break up and new relationships get started, and she observes all of this without ever being able to make it mean anything.

Aug 22, 2018 | Full Review…
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The cameras caress landscapes, skylines, domesticity, and sequined dancers with equal fervor, but one longs for more of what a competition official calls "a vertical expression of a horizontal desire."

Aug 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Hot to Trot finds likable subjects but has trouble getting us invested in their stories.

Aug 22, 2018 | Full Review…

In many ways, these same-sex couples are more creative than their mixed-gender counterparts -- because they need to be. For them, dance is both a personal and political expression, one of great passion.

Dec 7, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

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