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John Cameron Mitchell on Playing Joe Exotic: “I Didn’t Want to Do an Impersonation”

John Cameron Mitchell is a multihyphenate who has worked onstage and on screen, as an actor, writer and director. Best known for co-writing and starring in the genderqueer rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch — first off-Broadway, then in the 2001 film adaptation and later a Tony-winning Broadway revival — Mitchell is one of […]

Peacock’s ‘Joe vs. Carole’: TV Review

The rivalry between Carole Baskin and Joe Exotic, which captivated America between March 2020 and March 2020, gets an eight-episode limited series starring Kate McKinnon and John Cameron Mitchell.

“There Is a Panic About Sex Now”: John Cameron Mitchell on How Culture Has Shifted Since Release of Explicit ‘Shortbus’

“Movie stars don’t have sex — they just don’t,” John Cameron Mitchell said Wednesday night inside Landmark’s Nuart Theater during a Q&A that followed a special screening of his experimental and sexually explicit Shortbus. Of course, movie stars do get intimate, but they don’t typically have real, penetrative sex on camera, outside of the porn […]

‘Hedwig’s’ John Cameron Mitchell to Play Joe Exotic in NBCU TV Series

He'll star opposite Kate McKinnon in the drama from Universal Content Productions and showrunner Etan Frankel.

Gabourey Sidibe and John Cameron Mitchell are Set to Help Spread the Vote in Effie T. Brown-Produced Campaign

Kat Calvin, founder and executive director of voter ID and turnout organization Spread The Vote, has announced the launch of a new PSA campaign #WorkThePolls aimed at inspiring young people to help at the polls. Gabourey Sidibe, John Cameron Mitchell, and Robin Frohardt have confirmed participation. 

Filmmakers Gus Van Sant and John Cameron Mitchell on the Importance of Queer Voices in 2020: “Change Is Happening”

Filmmakers Gus Van Sant and John Cameron Mitchell, two icons of the New Queer Cinema movement, participated in Outfest's United in Pride digital film festival, teaming up for a thought-provoking conversation that centered on the future of LGBTQ storytelling as the U.S. faces unprecedented divisiveness.

‘Shrill’ Season 2: TV Review

Aidy Bryant returns as a journalist finding her voice on the second season of Hulu's zeitgeist-chasing 'Shrill.'

John Cameron Mitchell Receives Provincetown’s Filmmaker on the Edge Award

The 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' creator swapped stories with longtime festival ambassador John Waters, summing up his philosophy for our times as "Woke without empathy is death."

John Cameron Mitchell: ‘Hedwig’ Is “Not Really a Trans Story”

John Cameron Mitchell, the multi-hyphenate talent behind the ambitious new musical podcast 'Anthem: Homunculus,' stopped by The Hollywood Reporter's studios for an in-depth revisiting of his most famous creation: 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch.'

Judith Light Set for Provincetown Film Festival Honor

The Provincetown Film Festival, set to run June 12 to 16, is set to give its Excellence in Acting award to Judith Light.

Tribeca Film Festival Sets Daylong Pride Event With Neil Patrick Harris, Asia Kate Dillon, Others

The Tribeca Film Festival will mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots with a day of LGBTQ programming, dubbed Tribeca Celebrates Pride, on May 4.

Gotham Awards: John Cameron Mitchell to Host

The independent film ceremony traditionally marks the official start of Oscar season.