Life Is Hot in Cracktown shows the gritty, hard realities of a drug-addled neighborhood, as well as the struggling, proud people who try to survive them everyday. 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. Marybeth works the streets in the hopes of saving enough money for her final sex change operation, so that she and Benny can be married. We recently caught up with actress Kerry Washington to talk about the startling transformation she partakes in on screen. To watch our exclusive interview, click on the video clip below:

Life Is Hot in Cracktown opens in limited release this Friday, June 26th, 2009.