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John Cameron Mitchell Is Sort of Over Gay Culture

Rabbit Hole is John Cameron Mitchell's first film without any queer content, and to judge from his interview with The Advocate, maybe he needed the breather. "'Gay film' means 'stupid kind of lamebrained date film with pecs,'" complains the Hedwig and the Angry Inch director, who also finds fault with modern gay men's single-minded devotion to pop icons like Lady Gaga: "I get a little homophobic lately when I meet young people who just assume that this is what you're supposed to be because you're gay. It makes me feel like I'm in some sort of frat society where you've got to do this, you've got to listen to that, you've got to wear these clothes." [Advocate]

Photo: Patrick McMullan